Study links cognitive problems, mental health to HF readmissions

09/24/2013 | HealthDay News

A history of mental health problems, antidepressant use and cognitive impairment may be factors in whether heart failure patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, according to researchers at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. The study in the journal Psychosomatics found the severity of congestive heart failure was not a factor in admissions or readmissions.

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