Relationship of depression to death or hospitalization in patients with heart failure.

  title={Relationship of depression to death or hospitalization in patients with heart failure.},
  author={Andrew Sherwood and James A. Blumenthal and Ranak B. Trivedi and Kristy S Johnson and Christopher M. O'Connor and Kirkwood F. Adams and Carla Sueta Dupree and Robert A Waugh and Daniel R Bensimhon and Laura H Gaulden and Robert H M Christenson and Gary G. Koch and Alan L. Hinderliter},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={167 4},
BACKGROUND Depression is widely recognized as a risk factor in patients with coronary heart disease. However, patients with heart failure (HF) have been less frequently studied, and the effect of depression on prognosis, independent of disease severity, is uncertain. METHODS Two hundred four outpatients having a diagnosis of HF, with a ventricular ejection fraction of 40% or less, underwent baseline assessments including evaluation of depressive symptoms using the Beck Depression Inventory… CONTINUE READING
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