I am just putting finishing touches on my forthcoming book and found this recent article, published this summer. If you click on the title it will take you to the full journal article. We must begin to treat PTSD as the public health issue that it is. Abuse, wars, and traumatic events threaten us all. I have known for some time that heart issues and PTSD go together because I get so many referrals from my cardiologist husband, and the stories are truly horrendous. A life full of trauma will certainly predispose people to heart disease.