Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Depression In HF Patients May Improve Outcomes.

MedPage Today (9/14, Phend) reports, “Cognitive behavioral therapy to tackle depression in heart failure patients can improve outcomes for both conditions, research” according to a study presented at the Heart Failure Society of America meeting. Investigators found that “talk therapy with biofeedback was associated with a 1.8-fold lower risk of cardiac hospitalization or death during 12 months of follow-up compared with usual care in a trial.” The researchers reported that “the difference in rates was substantial at 28.2% versus 38.2% with usual care and 39.7% with an extra attention control group.”

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— “Depression Tx Boosts HF Outcomes, “Crystal Phend, Medpage Today, September 13, 2012.

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