Monday Sep 29, 2008 (foodconsumer.org) -- Heart patients
should be screened routinely for depression because they are at a higher risk
of depression, according to guidelines released by the American Heart
Why should heart patients subject themselves to the screening
Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine said
patients who had heart attack were three times as likely to have depression as
those who did not have.
Then why do patients have to get depression treated?
The researchers said depressed heart patients were at
higher risk for more heart problems.
It sounds like a vicious cycle.
When you suffer heart disease, you do not much choice and
your life is essentially in the hands of your doctors.
If you want to control your life, start today
to follow Dr. Dean Ornish's life style program which can prevent or even reverse your heart
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