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Psychological interventions for depression in heart failure

Creator:

Lane, D. A., Yeong Chong, A. and Lip, G. Y. H.

Subject Keywords: Review of whether psychological interventions for people with heart failure reduce symptoms of depression and improve outcome
Set: Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Causes
Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Mental Health
Prevention
Stroke
Type: Article
Region: International (other)
Description:

Heart failure is a common and growing health problem. Depression is prevalent among these patients and is associated with an increased risk of mortality, in some, but not all, studies. Depression may increase the risk of recurrent cardiac events and death, either through direct pathophysiological mechanisms such as thrombogenesis or ventricular arrhythmias, or through behavioural mechanisms. Depressed patients are less likely to adhere to their medication regimen and modify their lifestyle appropriately, thereby increasing the likelihood of recurrent cardiac events and death. The effects of psychological interventions for depression in terms of reducing depression and improving prognosis in patients with heart failure are unknown. Objectives To assess the effects of psychological interventions for depression in people with heart failure on depression and quality of life, morbidity, and mortality in these patients. Two reviewers independently screened titles and abstracts of potential studies. Two reviewers independently assessed the full papers for inclusion criteria. Further information was sought from the authors where papers contained insufficient information to make a decision about eligibility. No randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of psychological interventions for depression in patients with heart failure were identified.

Date:

24/01/2005

Rights: © The Cochrane Collaboration
Suggested citation:

Lane, D. A., Yeong Chong, A. and Lip, G. Y. H.. (2005) Psychological interventions for depression in heart failure [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/4437 [Accessed: 23rd July 2018].

  

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