Prevalence of depression in congestive heart failure

Edward P. Havranek, Molly G. Ware, Brian D. Lowes

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Patients with congestive heart failure had higher scores than control subjects using a case-finding instrument for depression; such patients also were more likely to exceed the diagnostic threshold for depression with this instrument. Identification and treatment of depressed CHF patients may significantly improve level of functioning in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-350
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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