Oct 212014

Women more likely to develop depress

Women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, according to a new research.

The impact of gender and cardiovascular disease risk factors on the risk of developing depression and anxiety after a myocardial infarction. “Major depression follows MI in approximately 18 per cent of cases and is an important predictor of disability and poor quality of life in the year post-MI.

Patients with depression are nearly 6 times more likely to die within 6 months after an MI than those without depression.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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