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Depression increases heart failure risk by 40 percent

Moderate to severe depression increases the risk of heart failure by 40 percent, a study of nearly 63,000 Norwegians has shown. During the study period nearly 1,500 people developed heart failure. Compared to residents with no symptoms of depression, people with mild symptoms had a 5% increased risk of developing heart failure and those with moderate to severe symptoms had a 40% increased risk.
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