Navigation Links
Severe, Lasting Depression Tied to Heart Patient Deaths
Date:9/7/2009

For those who have been hospitalized, risk may double over 7 years, research shows

MONDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Certain depressed patients who suffer from heart disease have nearly double the risk of dying over a seven-year period compared with other depressed patients, researchers say.

The patients most at risk are those who suffer from the most severe depression within a few weeks of being hospitalized for a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, and those whose depression doesn't get better within six months, according to study findings published in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.

The study authors noted that about one out of every five people who survive a heart attack hit a patch of major depression over the next few weeks. Depression has been known to boost the risk of death after an acute coronary syndrome event, such as heart attack or the chest pain known as unstable angina.

In the new study, Dr. Alexander H. Glassman of Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City and colleagues examined the medical records of 361 participants in a study of antidepressant use after heart attack.

Regardless of whether the patients took antidepressants, those whose depression didn't improve within six months were more likely to die: 15.6 percent of those whose depression improved died, compared with 28.4 percent of those who had little or no improvement, the researchers reported.

"Depression is a syndrome with multiple pathways to a similar clinical picture. In patients with active coronary heart disease, it seems likely that the association with depression is a two-way street, and each can aggravate the other," the study authors concluded.

More information

To find out more about heart health, visit the American Heart Association.'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. For Kids, the Flu Can Be Severe, Even Deadly
2. NYU study points to lasting impact of mild hearing loss on neurological processes
3. Researchers develop long-lasting growth hormone
4. Teenage Drinking Can Spell Lasting Trouble
5. Education program leads to lasting improvement of cancer knowledge in African Americans
6. Education program leads to lasting improvement of cancer knowledge in African-Americans
7. Brain patterns of former anorexics reveal clues to disorders lasting impact
8. Stroke Rehab Technique Has Lasting Results
9. Secrets to Long-Lasting Marriages Revealed in Senior Survey
10. Premature Birth Has Long-Lasting Effects
11. Chilean volcano captured blasting ash
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Severe, Lasting Depression Tied to Heart Patient Deaths
(Date:7/27/2015)... Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) , ... July 28, 2015 ... ... KORT (Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team) as the sports medicine provider for the entire ... (ACHS). , According to ACHS Athletic Director Rick Sallee, “Student safety and ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... The National Association ... 2015 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Baum-Lappe is recognized with this prestigious ... women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... In a piece published July 22 on ... surgery and explained why people should not shy away from their own personal aspirations. ... the few and celebrate it for the modern wonder that it is.” This is ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... ... The Maricopa Community Colleges today announced a new program that ... into and complete college. , The “Bridging Success Initiative,” funded by the ... from across the valley. , The initiative advisory board has representatives from Arizona State ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... In an ... hiking to its options. Already an industry leader because of its use ... lookout for the latest successful trends in helping people to overcome addiction and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:KORT Physical Therapy Named Sports Medicine Provider for Anderson County School System 2Health News:KORT Physical Therapy Named Sports Medicine Provider for Anderson County School System 3Health News:NAPW Inducts Gilda Baum-Lappe, Journalist / Correspondent of Hollywood Foreign Press Association Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2Health News:Recent Op-Ed Defending Plastic Surgery Highlights the Personal Side of Cosmetic Procedures, says Beverly Hills Physicians 2Health News:Maricopa Community Colleges Launch Program To Help Youth In Foster Care Finish College 2Health News:Maricopa Community Colleges Launch Program To Help Youth In Foster Care Finish College 3Health News:Hiking Adds Benefits to Recovery at Serenity Palms 2Health News:Hiking Adds Benefits to Recovery at Serenity Palms 3
... new class of drugs based on a widely used ... the laboratory and in mice, according to researchers. The ... treatment of these tumors. // ,Previous drugs ... same cell targets as hydroxyurea, but had serious side ...
... mantra of the media as dozens of people exposed to ... potent antibiotic. But if the supply dwindles, doctors say other ... previous generation's wonder drug: penicillin. Although alternatives exist, Cipro is ... , // ,It helped that Cipro was the ...
... An experimental anti-cancer drug has shown effectiveness in treating ... report. Researchers say the drug probably acts on many ... for treating other types of cancer. Dr. Antonio Fojo ... colleagues tested the drug, depsipeptide//, in patients with T-cell ...
... virus that kills at least 30 percent of its ... the globe more than two decades ago. Scientists retained ... and stored them in secure laboratories in Atlanta, Georgia, ... of many potential bioterrorism threats, but "perhaps it is ...
... warned doctors that doxycycline -- an antibiotic being prescribed ... -- can stunt fetal growth when taken by pregnant ... urged doctors to prescribe Cipro to pregnant women. The ... being overprescribed in the general population, possibly causing common ...
... drugs, statements about drug benefits are often overblown ... expected benefit; instead, they make an emotional appeal," ... New Hampshire. // ,Instead of telling ... medicine is going to prevent some outcome, these ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:7/27/2015)...  The fairness of the proposed acquisition of Thoratec ... ("St. Jude") is the subject of an investigation by ... firm.  The investigation is focusing on possible breaches of ... Board of Directors of THOR for agreeing to sell ... Company announced it had reached a definitive agreement for ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... BOULDER, Colo. , July 27, 2015 ... will report financial results for the fourth ... and hold a conference call to discuss ... Ron Squarer, Chief Executive Officer will lead ... 2015Time:9:00 a.m. Eastern TimeToll-Free:(844) 464-3927Toll:(765) 507-2598Pass Code: ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... As per the new market report ... Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2021," ... 2014, growing at a CAGR of 13.2% from 2015 to ... The global bionics market is growing primarily due to ... to paralysis or amputation of body parts. In addition, increasing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:WeissLaw LLP: Thoratec Corporation Acquisition By St. Jude Medical May Not Be In The Best Interest Of THOR Shareholders 2Global Bionics Market is Expected to Reach USD 20.49 Billion in 2021, Growing at CAGR of 13.2% From 2015 to 2021: Transparency Market Research 2Global Bionics Market is Expected to Reach USD 20.49 Billion in 2021, Growing at CAGR of 13.2% From 2015 to 2021: Transparency Market Research 3Global Bionics Market is Expected to Reach USD 20.49 Billion in 2021, Growing at CAGR of 13.2% From 2015 to 2021: Transparency Market Research 4
... SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 30 Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ... that it has launched vinorelbine injection, USP, an ... of vinorelbine injection, USP in the United States ... shipping vinorelbine injection immediately. , "Sagent has launched ...
... ROCKLAND, Mass., Sept. 30 EMD Serono, ... today the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) ... Cladribine Tablets, EMD Serono,s proprietary investigational oral formulation of ... with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Cladribine Tablets ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sagent Pharmaceuticals Launches Vinorelbine Injection, USP 2EMD Serono Submits Application for Cladribine Tablets as a Potential Oral Short-Course Multiple Sclerosis Therapy in the United States 2EMD Serono Submits Application for Cladribine Tablets as a Potential Oral Short-Course Multiple Sclerosis Therapy in the United States 3EMD Serono Submits Application for Cladribine Tablets as a Potential Oral Short-Course Multiple Sclerosis Therapy in the United States 4
... EXPRESS Seeding Cartridge System is a single-use, ... seeds and spacers into a Bard BrachyStar ... has a(n): outer radiation safety shield, inner ... spacers, integrally molded fitting that connects the ...
... Luna is a very easy to use ... in close co-operation with practising urologists as ... lower urinary tract dysfunctions. The system offers ... and flow during a natural bladder filling, ...
A compact mobile System Cart gives mobility within your department. The cart accomodates the Uromac Median data processor, desktop computer, printer and provides stowage space. Patient related transd...
... Dorado™ will exceed your expectations with ... flexible enough to be customized to meet ... your needs grow, Dorado™ can be upgraded ... such as video and database management, it ...
Medicine Products: