Diabetes and depression raise post-MI death risk

02/27/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Patients with both diabetes and depression were more likely to die years after being hospitalized for myocardial infarction than those who only had one of the conditions, a study in Diabetes Care revealed. Researchers studied 2,525 patients and found the mortality rate of patients with both diseases was 47%, compared with 23% for those who only had diabetes and 22% in those who had only depression.

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