PROSPER study finds link between depression, poorer stroke outcomes
Patients with a history of depression are more likely to have functional decline, fatigue, and other complications after a stroke, according to new research by Shreyansh Shah, MD, (right) Ying Xian, MD, PhD, and colleagues. Shah presented an abstract of the PCORI-funded PROSPER study at a recent American Heart Association/American Stroke Association meeting held in Arlington, Virginia. These data point to a need to manage depression in patients who have stroke, as well as to prevent stroke in vulnerable populations. Click here to read the full abstract.