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Heart Patients With Depression Have A Higher Risk Of Mortality, Study Finds

Heart failure patients should also be screened for depression by their doctors, according to a new small study. Researchers found that heart patients who experienced moderate to severe depression faced a risk of mortality five times higher than other patients.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

In this case, there is no separation of mind and body since both depression and heart failure are linked to increased inflammation.  This is why high-dose fish oil is useful treating both conditions.

 

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