Patients Who Develop Depression After Being Diagnosed With Heart Disease May Be More Likely To Have Heart Attack Or Die Than Those Without Depression

HealthDay (3/23, Preidt) reports that research suggests individuals “who develop depression after being diagnosed with heart disease may be more likely to have a heart attack or die than those without depression.” Researchers looked at data on approximately “23,000 heart patients in…Ontario who were diagnosed with heart disease.” The investigators found that over “an average follow-up of three years, those with depression were 83 percent more likely die of any cause and 36 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those without depression.” The research was scheduled to be presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting.

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— “Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Heart Patients,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, March 23, 2016.

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