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November 7, 2012

Physical Activity to Combat Depression in Chronic Heart Failure

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliations: Center of Clinical Research, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy (paolosossai@libero.it).

JAMA. 2012;308(17):1738-1739. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14095

To the Editor: The article by Dr Blumenthal and colleagues1 regarding the effects of physical exercise on symptoms of depression in patients with chronic heart failure followed previous reports from the Heart Failure-A Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise Training (HF-ACTION) Investigators.2,3 The primary aim of the multicenter, randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of physical exercise performed by patients with chronic heart disease.2