Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Heart Failure Takes Bigger Toll On Men

ATLANTA (UPI) — Men with heart failure report more depression and poorer quality of life than women or men without heart failure, U.S. researchers said.

Dr. Rory Hachamovitch of Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute screened more than 3,300 patients who were referred to their medical center for cardiovascular assessment over a one-year period.

Hachamovitch’s research team scored responses to a standardized depression test and administered a quality-of-life questionnaire.

In general, minor and major depression were more frequent in women than in men — 14 percent versus 8.9 percent — and in heart failure patients — 22 percent versus 9.6 percent.

Quality-of-life scores were also lower in women and in heart failure patients.

However, the study found the difference in depression and quality-of-life scores was more than double for men with heart failure, compared to all patients.

Women with heart failure also had higher scores than their non-heart failure counterparts, but the difference was significantly less, Hachamovitch said.

The findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions in Atlanta.


UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Heart Failure Takes Bigger Toll On Men”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.