Psychiatric problems of heart transplant candidates with left ventricular assist devices

Abstract

Most heart transplant candidates are equipped with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). LVAD therapy is associated with characteristic psychiatric and psychosocial problems. To investigate the mental states of heart transplant candidates, psychiatric diagnosis, psychological or behavioral problems, and the need for treatment were evaluated around the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10047-006-0353-0

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