Mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to heart transplantation: what remains? Long-term emotional sequelae in patients and spouses

Bunzel, Brigitta; Laederach-Hofmann, Kurt; Wieselthaler, Georg; Roethy, Wilfried; Wolner, Ernst (2007). Mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to heart transplantation: what remains? Long-term emotional sequelae in patients and spouses. Journal of heart and lung transplantation, 26(4), pp. 384-9. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.healun.2007.01.025

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Implantation of a ventricular assist device (VAD) reduces short-term mortality and morbidity and provides patients with reasonable quality of life even though it may also be a long-lasting emotional burden. This study was conducted to analyze the long-time emotional consequences of VAD implantation, followed by heart transplantation in patients and spouses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

UniBE Contributor:

Laederach, Kurt

ISSN:

1053-2498

ISBN:

17403481

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:56

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 22:03

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.healun.2007.01.025

PubMed ID:

17403481

Web of Science ID:

000245725100013

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23789 (FactScience: 44433)

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