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Risk of Anxiety, Depression After Cardiac Device Implantation

2021 27 Apr

New findings presented at EHRA 2021 show that patients who receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are at a higher risk of anxiety and depression and should be regularly screened.    Study authors explain that most patients adjust well to living with an ICD, but it can be a life-changing experience for some. Worries about shock from... Read more

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Survived a heart attack? But what about the depression?

2019 05 Jun

According to new findings published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, heart attack patients with prolonged depression or anxiety are at a higher risk of death.  Dr. Erik Olsson of Uppsala University, Sweden explains that temporary mood swings are a natural part of life, and patients who have a heart attack often feel a little... Read more

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Depression increases risk for atrial fibrillation

2018 27 Mar

Preliminary research indicates that depression may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to blood clot formation and stroke. The findings presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018 shed further light on the belief that mental health and heart health are closely... Read more

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Depression in adults undergoing heart procedure and outcomes

2018 23 Jan

Depression is increasingly recognised as a risk factor for adverse outcomes in cardiovascular disease. A new study examining the association of depression with mortality in older adults undergoing aortic valve replacement reports these findings: Patients with evidence of depression at baseline had a higher risk of short-term and midterm mortality,... Read more

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INTERHEART study: stress, depression increase heart attack risk

2017 14 Nov

A South African study supports evidence showing that stress, depression and other psychosocial factors can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Significant financial stress, for instance, is associated with a 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack, according to the INTERHEART study presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the... Read more

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Exercise and Smoking Cessation Improves Depression after Heart Attack

2015 12 Oct

Symptoms of depression after a heart attack can often be an issue both in patients who already suffer from chronic depression before their heart attack and those who become depressed as an acute reaction to the event. Depression in cardiac patients differs from those in psychiatric patients and in most cases, these patients don't communicate that they... Read more

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Depression Increases Mortality Risk in Heart Failure Patients

2015 29 May

According to results from the OPERA-HF study presented at Heart Failure 2015, moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure, The findings show that the mortality risk was independent of comorbidities and severity of heart failure. Patients with no depression had an... Read more

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Antidepressants Could Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes

2015 08 Mar

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have found that screening for and treating depression could help reduce the risk of heart disease in patients with moderate to severe depression. The study will be presented on March 15 at the American College of Cardiology's 64th Annual Scientific Session in San Diego. The research... Read more

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Heart Valve Repair Improves Patient's Emotional Wellbeing

2015 02 Mar

An article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery reveals that patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms such as depression and anxiety but these symptoms improve markedly after undergoing mitral value repair surgery. Research indicates that approximately one in four patients with severe... Read more

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Stroke Patients Have High Long-Term Risk

2014 10 Oct

According to recent data presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress, people who have already had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at a high risk for a second similar event or other serious medical complications for the next five years. They need continuous follow-up and monitoring in order to manage this risk. The research was conducted... Read more