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AIMS This study analysed quality of life (QoL), anxiety and depression, headache and stress tolerance in patients with resistant hypertension before and after renal denervation (RDN). METHODS AND RESULTS RDN was performed in 119 patients (age 62 ± 11 years, 55% male) with resistant hypertension (office blood pressure [BP] 165/91 ± 22/15 mmHg), treated(More)
We analysed heart-focused anxiety (HFA) and its predictors in patients with heart failure before implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Herein, we report the baseline data of the Anxiety-CHF Study which investigates HFA before and after ICD implantation. HFA, general anxiety and depression, perceived quality of life (QoL) and type(More)
Patients with heart disease often suffer from psychological comorbidities in addition to various physical impairments. These mental disorders reduce the quality of life and have a negative effect on the development and course of heart diseases. Particularly the occurrence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may lead to an(More)
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