The effects of depression in heart failure

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Depression is commonly seen in patients with heart failure. Studies have shown an increase in hospitalizations and healthcare costs. Patients with depression are twice as likely to die prematurely. However, the diagnosis and treatment of depression in heart failure are difficult because of the similarity of symptoms. Early detection of depression in these patients will increase their quality of life and overall survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalDimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • Depression
  • Heart failure
  • Ischemic heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Critical Care


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