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Cardiovascular conditions associated with pregnancy are serious complications. In general, depression is a well-known risk indicator for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Mental distress and depression are associated with physiological responses such as inflammation and oxidative stress. Both inflammation and oxidative stress have been implicated in the(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)
Renal denervation has been shown to reduce blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension, but less is known about its impact on quality of life. This analysis evaluated 12-month blood pressure and quality of life outcomes in 934 patients from the Global SYMPLICITY Registry who completed the EuroQoL five-dimensions three-level questionnaire(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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