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Depressed heart failure patients at 4x increased risk of death
Depressed heart failure patients at 4x increased risk of death

(March 20, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

 From Minnesota - According to research published in Circulation: Heart Failure, depression greatly raises risk of death in heart failure patients. From 2007-2010, researchers followed over 400 heart failure patients with an average age of 73. Participants completed surveys that assessed presence of depression. Results showed that patients who were moderately or severely depressed had 4x increased risk of dying and 2x increased risk of going to the emergency room, when compared to patients with no depression at all. As well, those who were only mildly depressed had 60% increased risk of death and 35% increased risk of hospitalization.

 
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