Heart Disease Linked to Depression

Young, female heart patients at highest risk, study discovers
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 30, 2008 2:08 AM CDT
The new study says doctors should screen patients with heart trouble for possible depression.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – People suffering from heart disease are three times more likely to be depressed, according to a study that found young women particularly at risk. Researchers urged doctors to monitor heart patients for depression, reports the San Francisco Chronicle, noting that it not only affects quality of life but can adversely a patient's prognosis. Some 80 million Americans suffer from heart disease.