Depression doubles risk of death after heart disease

///Depression doubles risk of death after heart disease

Depression doubles risk of death after heart disease

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Utah have found depression doubles the long-term risk of death after heart disease diagnosis.

“Our study shows that it doesn’t matter if depression emerges in the short term or a few years down the road — it’s a risk factor that continually needs to be assessed,” Heidi May, a cardiovascular epidemiologist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, said in a press release. “I think the take-home message is that patients with coronary disease need to be continuously screened for depression, and if found to be depressed, they need to receive adequate treatment and continued follow-up.”

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2017-03-14T07:50:30+00:00