The emotional side of heart failure: Why do heart failure patients become depressed?

(Natural News) Heart failure leads to many complications, especially in the cardiovascular system, but research suggests it could also lead to mental health problems. Heart failure patients often suffer from depression and cognitive impairment, and researchers from Canada have uncovered why these problems occur. Their findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers from the...
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Heart failure (HF) constitutes a major public health problem in the USA with self-management playing a key role in treatment. Depressed patients often have poor insights which correlates with increased rates of adverse events such as emergency room visits, admissions and readmissions, length of hospital stay and mortality.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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