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Controlling depression is associated with improved health for heart-failure patients
Date:10/31/2012

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) Controlling depression in patients with heart failure can improve health status, social functioning and quality of life, according to a new study by psychiatrists and cardiologists at the UC Davis and Duke University schools of medicine.

While depression is known to worsen a variety of diseases, the current study is one of the first to show that reducing symptoms of the mental health condition can benefit physical health. The study is available online now and will be distributed in the print issue of Circulation: Heart Failure on Nov. 20.

"The improved endurance measurements were especially striking," said study lead author Glen Xiong, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UC Davis. "I think clinicians will be more motivated to both screen and treat depressive symptoms in people with heart failure because of the significant functional improvements."

Heart failure causes the heart's pumping action to become progressively weak and, even with advanced treatments, is associated with increased disability and mortality. The estimated direct and indirect costs of the disease in the U.S. are more than $37 billion. It affects more than 5 million Americans, about 20 percent of whom are also diagnosed with depression.

For the study, Xiong and his colleagues conducted a secondary analysis on data obtained from the 2008 Sertraline Against Depression and Heart Disease in Chronic Heart Failure (SADHART-CHF) study. This multi-center clinical trial evaluated the efficacy of the antidepressant medication sertraline in reducing depressive and cardiac symptoms among 469 men and women 45 years of age or older with both heart failure and major depressive disorder.

Sertraline is from a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors that can help balance brain chemicals linked with panic disorder and depression. The initial SADHART-CHF results found that
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Contact: Karen Finney
karen.finney@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9064
University of California - Davis Health System
Source:Eurekalert

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