Depression in patients with heart failure: clinical implications and management.

@article{Watson2009DepressionIP,
  title={Depression in patients with heart failure: clinical implications and management.},
  author={Kristin Watson and Kelly M Summers},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={49-63}
}
Mortality and morbidity rates remain high in patients with heart failure despite advances in medical therapy. Heart failure can also significantly worsen quality of life. Attention has been paid to evaluating the effects of psychological disease in patients with heart failure. Depression rates are higher in patients with heart failure than in the general population. Depression has been associated with worse outcomes in patients with heart failure. Those at highest risk for depression include… CONTINUE READING
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