Washington: A new research suggests that the severity of a person’s depression may increase their odds of having heart disease or stroke. The effects of the study published in the publication of the American Heart-Association.
“Cardiovascular diseases are affected by and linked to a variety of aspects of energy and well-being including subjective health,”
stated study author Yosef M. Khan, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., national director of Health Informatics Analytics for the American Heart Association in Dallas, Texas.
The severity of depression “We found that the level of depression strong attached to being with a heart attack and stroke, even after considering for other factors that could impact risk, including the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple seven variables of age, interest, culture, sex race, and ethnicity.”
Researchers studied the relationship between depression and non-fatal heart diseases such as heart failure, coronary bosom disease, angina, heart attack, stroke in U.S. adults age-20 years and older. Using distress surveys completed in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), more than 11,000 adults diagnosed with depression were identify. :
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This represents 231 million adults in the inexact population. Of these, about 1,200 people (translated to 20 million in the general population) said they had diagnosed with heart disease or stroke. An analysis to quantify the link for trouble and non-fatal heart disease and stroke found that the odds increased by 24 per cent with each additional level increase of depression-mild, moderate, moderately severe or severe.
“The implications of such an increase are vast,” Khan said. “By understanding the relationship and degree of impact, we can properly identify, prevent, treat and create policies and strategies to help decrease cardiovascular diseases and improve lives by tackling mental health and heart disease together.” More studies are needed to determine if depression causes cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular disease causes depression, according to the authors.