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Elements of psychocardiology in the psychosocial handling of adults with congenital heart disease.
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PMID:  21833204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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When it comes to the role of the clinical psychology in the cardiac settings, or psychocardiology, there is often a focus on acquired cardiac illnesses in the rehabilitation settings. However, the increase of adults with congenital heart disease due to technological advances in cardiology and cardiac surgery have created a new emergency. It is thus necessary to reflect upon the elements of psychocardiology adapting them to this new population, also when it comes to interventional hospital settings of cardiology and cardiac surgery. This perspective article is an effort in this direction.
Authors:
Edward Callus; Emilia Quadri; Massimo Chessa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in psychology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1664-1078     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Psychol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-11     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-08-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101550902     Medline TA:  Front Psychol     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Adult with Congenital Heart Defect, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato San Donato Milanese, Italy.
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