Psychological symptoms : a review of screening practices for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD)

Corones, K., Theobald, K., & Clark, R. (2012) Psychological symptoms : a review of screening practices for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Heart, Lung and Circulation, 21(Supp 1), S287.

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Abstract

Background/Aims: Coronary heart disease (CHD) and coronary events have been strongly linked to psychological symptoms in patients during hospitalisation and post-discharge. Within Australia CHD average length of stay is decreasing and symptoms often do not present until discharge. Early screening and treatment of psychological symptoms has been recommended to reduce mortality and identify anxiety and depression. This literature review was undertaken to evaluate and describe current screening practices to identify psychological symptoms in these patients.

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ID Code: 70198
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Coronary heart disease, Acute coronary syndromes, Anxiety, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary artery disease, Coronary events, Depression, Emotional distress, Psychological symptoms, Percutaneous coronary intervention, Screening practices, Review
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.703
ISSN: 1443-9506
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Statement: © 2012 Published by Elsevier Inc
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2014 03:56
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 05:20

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