Critical review and local audit of the prevalence of mental ill-health in heart failure patients

Hana Morrissey, Patrick Ball, Mariam Ahmed

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Objective: To establish if depression results in poor adherence to therapy in patients with heart diseases. Methods: This concept scoping study was conducted in two phases; the first was a systematic review of the literature, and the second part was local data analysis. Statistical analysis was performed using RevMan® V.5.3 (Cochrane Community). Results: Patients who received multidisciplinary collaborative care showed significantly reduced major adverse cardiac outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseases. They also demonstrated higher rates of self-reported remission of depression. The review also showed endpoint mortality after PCI was associated with patients having depression. Local population data showed that 26% of heart failure patients had mental ill health comorbidity, however, only 12% had a formal diagnosis recorded. Conclusion: Depression is associated with poor cardiac outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease. It is widespread in patients with cardiovascular disease and must be screened for throughout the management plan.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-16
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2020


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