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Depression Among Heart Attack Survivors Can Be Deadly, But Often Ignored Print E-mail
Written by Liz Szabo | Kaiser Health News   
Friday, 21 July 2017 17:47

One in 5 people hospitalized for a heart attack or chest pain develop major depression - about four times the rate in the general population, according to the American Heart Association. One in 3 stroke survivors become depressed, along with up to half of those who undergo heart bypass surgery. 
  
Heart disease patients who become depressed are twice as likely to die within the following decade as other patients, according to an unpublished study presented in March at the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting. 

Depression increased the risk of death more than any other risk factor in the study - even smoking, said lead author Heidi May, a cardiovascular epidemiologist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.  

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Last Updated on Friday, 21 July 2017 17:49
 


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