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The Deseret (UT) News (4/13, Leonard) reports that “depression may give heart disease patients even greater risk of heart failure,” according to a study to be “published in the April 21 issue of the Journal of American College of Cardiology.” Researchers “followed more than 13,700 patients diagnosed with heart disease at” Intermountain Medical Center. The investigators “found that a depression diagnosis following coronary heart disease was associated with a two-fold increased risk for the incidence of heart failure.” That “risk remained, but was slightly lower after adjusting for other cardiovascular factors.” The researchers found that “the incidence of heart failure among patients who were not depressed after being diagnosed with coronary artery disease was 3.6 per 100 compared with 16.4 per 100 for those with a post-heart disease depression diagnosis.”

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