Improving depression symptoms can reduce cardiovascular risk

April, 2016

Depression is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but a large study suggests that effectively and promptly treating depression can reduce a patient's heart risks to the same level as those who never had short-term depression.

The study involved 7,550 patients who completed at least two depression questionnaires over the course of one to two years.

The study was presented at the 2016 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/imc-ids032916.php

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