Depression raises the risk of death among people with heart failure

Depression raises the risk of death among people with heart failure, according to recent research. “Our results show that depression is strongly associated with death during the year following discharge from hospital after an admission for the exacerbation of heart failure; we expect that the link persists beyond one year.”  Psych Central

Navidian, A. et al. The Effect of Self-Care Education on the Awareness, Attitude, and Adherence to Self-Care Behaviors in Hospitalized Patients Due to Heart Failure with and without Depression. PLoS One, 19 June 2015

 

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