Heart disease and mental health

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Sampson, M (2017). Heart disease and mental health. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 12 (10), pp. 473-473. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2017.12.10.473
AuthorsSampson, M
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This is the accepted manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, copyright (c) MA Healthcare, after technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjca.2017.12.10.473. Originally published October 2017.

A recent survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests that 51% of people with heart disease suffer from depression, and 77% from anxiety (British Heart Foundation, 2017).
There are many factors that account for this finding. Heart disease restricts normal activities, and reduces quality of life. Individuals report a feeling of physical failure, and may
be anxious about future health or premature death. These fears may be compounded by loss of role or social status, and reduced income. Addressing these issues is an important way of improving the lives of people with heart disease.

Keywords1102 Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology; 1110 Nursing; 1117 Public Health And Health Services
Year2017
JournalBritish Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Journal citation12 (10), pp. 473-473
PublisherMark Allen Healthcare
ISSN1749-6403
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2017.12.10.473
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Accepted02 Sep 2017
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