Ruud A. M. Erdman

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OBJECTIVE We investigated the prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and their partners, and the role of personality factors(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the effect of Type D personality on the occurrence of adverse events at nine months in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) after percutaneous coronary intervention(More)
AIMS Negative emotions have an adverse effect on cardiac prognosis. We investigated whether social inhibition (inhibited self-expression in social interaction) modulates the effect of negative(More)
BACKGROUND Social support is a known buffer of psychological distress and has also been shown to influence adverse medical outcomes. OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the role of social support(More)
We examined the association between negative and positive affect and 12-month health status in patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents. Consecutive PCI(More)
AIMS Little is known about the impact of ICD indication (primary vs. secondary) on health-related quality of life (HRQL). Indication may also interact with psychological factors, such as personality.(More)