Depression and anxiety in the heart transplant patient a case study

Article accepted on april 6, United Network for Organ Sharing. For some women, the disease presents itself as a "bargaining process with God, of life and health, for others, an opportunity to acquire new values, rethink life and value the spiritual side, which is put into practice after the disease"[21].

After surgery, the indices had a decrease of Inmore than 33, organ transplants were performed in the United States, which represented an 8.

Pharmacists are key in identifying other factors that may lead to depression, such as the adverse effects associated with the use of immunosuppressive medication, including high-dose glucocorticoid therapy and antihypertensive treatment with agents such as beta-blockers.

Psychosocial aspects of transplantation.

Unfortunately, the same medications that help improve transplant outcomes may cause or contribute adversely to other health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

Impact of identification and treatment of depression in heart transplant patients. Regarding the quality of life of the sample, despite the possible adverse outcomes due to the surgical process, such as infections, hospitalization and frequent hospitalizations, lifestyle adjustments and frequent use of medications, the data showed a good perception of general quality of life, with better scores for the psychological domain, followed by social domain, environment and physical domain.

Kroemeke[17] states that this correlation is expected, since patients experience greater or lesser symptoms of depression according to their ability to evaluate events, their coping strategies and their efforts made available to act. The advantage of early treatment intervention in recurrent depression.

Pharmacists can also remind patients to wear a MedicAlert bracelet indicating that they are transplant recipients and to always maintain a current list of all medications.

CONCLUSION Based on the outcomes of this study, we can conclude that patients who underwent cardiac transplantation showed good perceptions of quality of life in all domains, even with minimal, mild and moderate levels of symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Comparative analysis ofthe quality of life for patients prior to and after heart transplantation. Department of Health and Human Services. Transplant patients and their families are often faced with emotional trials before, during, and after the transplant process. Psychiatric care of patients undergoing organ transplantation.

The daily life of a patient undergoing heart transplantation is characterized by new situations that require adaptations of the family and social network. The more patients use problem-oriented coping strategies, the lower the symptoms of depression.

The role of the pharmacist in the management of kidney transplant recipients. When observing the low levels of symptoms of depression and anxiety, we can draw a parallel with studies that monitored and evaluated these same variables in patients in the waiting list and up to 12 months after transplantation, which also revealed a decrease in these symptoms.

At the same time that we observed that the majority was male patients, we also observed lower levels of depression, anxiety and other psychological disordersas well as better perceptions of quality of life, satisfaction with health and problem-focused coping, which means more adequate ways of facing the post-surgical and follow-up conditions.

Thus, the instrument used to evaluate symptoms of depression, BDI-II, divided these symptoms reported by the patients into Cognitive-affective and Somatic-affective. Transplant Res Risk Manage. Thus, it is important to distinguish between cognitive and somatic symptoms when evaluating depression in patients with chronic diseases, since somatic symptoms may be due to illness rather than a depressive process itself.

The surgical procedure, concomitant with a psychological evaluation, pretransplant psychological preparation and post-transplantation follow-up, allow the development of coping strategies, improving symptoms of depression and anxiety, and directly influencing the perception of quality of life and levels of satisfaction with health.

Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc. Depression is associated with somatic and behavioral changes. Data indicate that the less patients use emotion-oriented coping strategies, the better the perceptions of quality of life and satisfaction with health, physical domain, psychological domain, social relations and environment.

Despite the use of all coping styles, there was predominance of problem-focused coping and less use of emotion-oriented strategies that are probably associated with the positive indices of perception of quality of life and the low occurrences of depression and anxiety in the sample.

Findings on coping in women showed higher averages oriented to religious practices, followed by focus on the problem, seeking social support and, finally, focus on emotion. Early treatment of depressive symptoms and long-term survival after liver transplantation.Incidence of Depression and Anxiety in Patients Awaiting Heart Transplants at Home versus in the Hospital Polly A.

Study Purpose and Rationale The wait for a heart transplant is extremely stressful. Every year, approximately 30% of the study would be transplant, death or removal from list due to overall improvement in functional status.

Identifying and Managing Depression in Transplant Patients

Depressive and anxiety disorders appear during the transplant process due to psychological stressors, medications and physiological disturbances. Treatment is necessary to prevent impact on patient compliance, morbidity and mortality. Psychotropic medications provide an effective option, although.

Download Citation on ResearchGate | Depression and Anxiety in the Heart Transplant Patient | Depression and anxiety are potential psychological problems that a heart transplant patient may face both before and after transplant.

In addition, there is the potential for. Heart-transplant patients at her center, she said, typically undergo rigorous psychosocial evaluation and counseling on the use of medications and their side effects, potential complications, and issues of stress and possible depression after the surgery.

Effect of Depressive Symptoms on Survival After Heart Transplantation STEPHAN ZIPFEL, MD, ANTONIUS SCHNEIDER, Objective: This study explored the value of preoperative self-reported assessment for depression and anxiety in patients who had undergone heart transplantation (HTx).

berg Transplantation Center Database. In case of missing. Depression and anxiety are potential psychological problems that a heart transplant patient may face both before and after transplant. In addition, there is the potential for difficulty in adjusting to life after transplantation.

Anxiety and depression and their effects, both.

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