Eric H Hendriks

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OBJECTIVE Depression is a predictor of adverse health outcomes in chronic heart failure (CHF), but it is not known whether specific symptoms drive this relationship. We examined the impact of somatic/affective, cognitive/affective, and total depressive symptoms on all-cause mortality and health status in CHF. METHOD Consecutive CHF outpatients (n = 366)(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), soluble TNF-alpha receptors 1 and 2 (sTNFR1/2), and interleukin (IL)-6 are powerful predictors of mortality in chronic heart failure (CHF). Little is known, however, about the origins of proinflammatory cytokine production or the determinants of substantial interpatient variability in inflammatory activation. We(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a serious condition that is associated with impaired health status and a high prevalence of depressive symptoms. To date, little is known about the determinants of health status and depressive symptoms in CHF. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess whether Type D personality is associated with impaired(More)
AIMS Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves hemodynamic parameters, exercise capacity, symptoms, functional status, and prognosis among patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). The role of the vascular endothelium in these improvements is largely unknown. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether the endothelium-dependent reactivity of the(More)
BACKGROUND Self-management and adequate consultation behaviour are essential for the successful treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF). Patients with a type-D personality, characterised by high social inhibition and negative affectivity, may delay medical consultation despite increased symptom levels and may be at an increased risk for adverse clinical(More)
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