Depression found to increase the risk of heart failure
Heart patients who become depressed are found to have a higher risk of developing heart failure. Heart disease affects millions of people in the world. In a study conducted on people who had a heart attack, it was found that people were 3 times more likely to develop depression after a heart attack. Also people with depression were more likely to develop a second heart attack.
In the study conducted in about 14000 persons who had a heart attack, it was found that people who developed depression were 4 times more likely to develop heart failure and die than those without depression. Also antidepressants were not found to reverse these effects.