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Diabetes, depression predict poor survival, rehospitalization in patients with heart failure

August 31, 2015

Poorer survival and rehospitalization in patients with heart failure are associated with comorbid diabetes and depressive symptoms, according to recent study findings published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

Effective strategies are needed for regularly evaluating and managing comorbid conditions to improve survival and reduce hospitalization rates, researchers wrote.

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