Prognosis in heart failure and the value of {beta}-blockers are altered by the use of antidepressants and depend on the type of antidepressants used.

@article{Fosbl2009PrognosisIH,
  title={Prognosis in heart failure and the value of \{beta\}-blockers are altered by the use of antidepressants and depend on the type of antidepressants used.},
  author={Emil Loldrup Fosb\ol and Gunnar Hilmar Gislason and Henrik Enghusen Poulsen and Morten Hansen and Fredrik Folke and Tina Ken Schramm and Jonas Bjerring Olesen and Ditte-Marie Bretler and Steen Zabell Abildstr\om and Rikke Korsgaard S\orensen and Anders Hvelplund and Lars Valeur K\ober and Christian Torp-Pedersen},
  journal={Circulation. Heart failure},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={582-90}
}
BACKGROUND Depression worsens the prognosis in patients with cardiac disease, and treatment with antidepressants may improve survival. Guidelines recommend use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), but knowledge of the prognostic effect of different classes of antidepressants is sparse. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 99 335 patients surviving first hospitalization for heart failure (HF) from 1997 to 2005. Use of HF medication and antidepressants (divided into tricyclic… CONTINUE READING

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