Researchers find missing link between depression and heart ailments

Researchers find missing link between depression and heart ailments

Depression and heart diseases are a two-way street. These are two common conditions and an individual may be afflicted with both the conditions together. In effect, people struggling with a heart disorder are twice more likely to suffer from depression as compared to the general population. On the other hand, depressed people also face a heightened risk of developing a heart disease.

While depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the U.S., heart ailments are also becoming one of the key reasons contributing to several fatalities not only here but worldwide. A review of the previously conducted […] Read more

Depressed heart patients more likely to die from heart attack: Study

Depressed heart patients more likely to die from heart attack: Study

It is common for a person to feel miserable or distressed after a heart attack or if he is trying to fight a chronic health condition. Following a heart attack, nearly one in five patients suffers from depression and it’s a vicious cycle, say experts. Even a low mood can lead to changes that can affect the health of a heart patient. Thus, once survivors of a heart attack start walking on the road to recovery, it’s important to monitor their mental health too.

According to a recent study, presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Session in […] Read more