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People with depression get slower ER care for heart attacks
Los Angeles Times

Heart disease and depression often go together, for reasons that physicians don’t really understand. So it would seem an especially bitter pill that patients with depression who are suffering from heart attacks get slower care at emergency rooms.

Such is the finding from a paper just published in the Canadian Medical Assn. journal, known as CMAJ. The authors suggest this could be one reason among a number why depressed patients with heart disease have poorer medical outcomes than people with heart disease but no depression.