Depression and health behaviors in women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.

  title={Depression and health behaviors in women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Lindsey Rosman and Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher and John Cahill and Karl L. Wuensch and Samuel F Sears},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  volume={46 5},
BACKGROUND Depression and health behavior engagement are a critical issue for recovery and secondary prevention in heart failure patients. No prior studies have examined these important clinical outcomes in young women diagnosed with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM). We sought to characterize the prevalence of depression and health behaviors in PPCM patients and examine whether depression is associated with reduced engagement in health behaviors. METHODS A nation-wide, cohort of 177 PPCM… CONTINUE READING
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