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Body image after heart transplantation compared to mechanical aortic valve insertion.

Authors
  • Hartmann, Armin1
  • Heilmann, Claudia2
  • Kaps, Josefine1
  • Beyersdorf, Friedhelm2
  • Zeh, Wolfgang3
  • Albert, Wolfgang4
  • Wirsching, Michael1
  • Fritzsche, Kurt1
  • Joos, Andreas1
  • 1 a Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy , Medical Center - University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg , Freiburg , Germany. , (Germany)
  • 2 b Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center , Medical Center - University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg , Freiburg , Germany. , (Germany)
  • 3 c Department of Cardiology and Angiology II , University Heart Centre Freiburg - Bad Krozingen , Bad Krozingen , Germany. , (Germany)
  • 4 d German Heart Institute Berlin , Berlin , Germany. , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2017
Volume
21
Issue
4
Pages
277–282
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/13651501.2017.1324034
PMID: 28503975
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

HT patients integrated the new organ well - and even better than AVR subjects did with the device. In general, our data corroborate a good adaptation process, in particular in HT patients. Similar to other reported data, a subgroup of 15-20% of patients shows stronger mental distress, including body image problems. These must be identified and treated by professionals. Patients with AVR deserve more attention in the future.

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