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December 2015 Br J Cardiol 2016;23:(1) Online First

Pulmonary hypertension news from AHA and ERS

BJCardio Staff

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News from ERS High levels of anxiety and depression in PH Psychological morbidity remains under-diagnosed in pulmonary hypertension (PH), and one third of patients suffer from depression and/or anxiety for which only 38% are being treated, according to a study conducted by Dr Gina Somaini and colleagues (University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland). They investigated the prevalence and course of anxiety and depression and their association with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) disease markers and survival over a mean period of 16 months. In the study, 45 newly diagnosed and 86 pretreated patients with arterial and chronic thromboembolic

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Meeting the psychological needs of cardiac patients: an integrated stepped-care approach within a cardiac rehabilitation setting

July 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:175-9

Meeting the psychological needs of cardiac patients: an integrated stepped-care approach within a cardiac rehabilitation setting

Alison Child, Jane Sanders, Paul Sigel, Myra S Hunter

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September 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:249–52

The patient’s experience of heart palpitations and the cardiology consultation: an exploratory study

Jackie Gordon, Richard Vincent, Richard Bowskill

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Introduction Palpitations present frequently in primary care, and are the second most common reason for a general practitioner (GP) to refer a patient to a cardiologist.1 Levels of distress and health concern are high in this patient group, even though most of these patients do not have demonstrable heart arrhythmias.2 Moreover, it is within this group with unexplained palpitations that psychiatric and psychological morbidity is highest.3,4 Given this background, we wondered how a patient with palpitations experienced the cardiology appointment, what effect it had on the perception of their cardiac symptoms, and whether this varied according

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May 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:220-4

Anxiety, depression and myocardial infarction: a survey of their impact on consultation rates before and after an acute primary episode

Everard W Thornton, Peter Bundred, Michelle Tytherleigh, Ann DM Davies

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