Panel: Heart patients should be screened for depression

Oct 1, 2008

Story Highlights

  • Heart patients are three times more likely than others to be depressed
  • Only half of heart doctors say they treat depression in their patients
  • Depression can result in poorer outcomes and a poorer quality of life
  • AHA panel recommends asking heart patients two questions to screen them

Read the full story on cnn.com:  http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/09/29/heart.patients.depression.ap/index.html

 

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