Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Black Patients With Heart Failure

April 22, 2015 4:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in black heart failure patients, a new study finds.

Researchers assessed depression symptoms -- such as difficulty with concentration, a lack of energy and feelings of hopelessness or helplessness -- in nearly 750 black patients with heart failure. About one-third of them had symptoms of depression. The researchers then compared outcomes to more than...

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