[Mental disorders in patients with complete heart block before and after a pacemaker implantation].

@article{Tsivilko2002MentalDI,
  title={[Mental disorders in patients with complete heart block before and after a pacemaker implantation].},
  author={M A Tsivil'ko and Academician V. M. Zhdanov and A V Koroviakov and V. G. Kalmykov},
  journal={Zhurnal nevrologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova},
  year={2002},
  volume={102 6},
  pages={
          30-5
        }
}
Mental disorders were studied in 52 patients with acquired complete heart block (CHB) before and after pacemaker implantation. Mental state of the patients was characterized primarily by borderline mental pathology--asthenia, affective pathology, hysteria spectrum disorders with autonomic symptoms and hypochondriac disorders. The structure and expression of mental disorders depend on premorbid personality traits of the patients, duration, severity and stage of the disease, the phase in respect… CONTINUE READING