Psychological distress and mortality in systolic heart failure.

  title={Psychological distress and mortality in systolic heart failure.},
  author={Aline J. M. Pelle and Susanne S Pedersen and Ang{\'e}lique A. Schiffer and Bal{\'a}zs Szab{\'o} and Jos Widdershoven and Johan Denollet},
  journal={Circulation. Heart failure},
  volume={3 2},
BACKGROUND Depression, anxiety, and type D ("distressed") personality (tendency to experience negative emotions paired with social inhibition) have been associated with poor prognosis in coronary heart disease, but little is known about their role in chronic heart failure. Therefore, we investigated whether these indicators of psychological distress are associated with mortality in chronic heart failure. METHOD AND RESULTS Consecutive outpatients with chronic heart failure (n=641; 74.3% men… CONTINUE READING
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