Background: The present comparative study with healthy volunteers was conducted to investigate the depressive status and temperament in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Methods and Results: The results of the temperament and personality scale test, and the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self Report revealed that CTEPH patients have a significantly higher depressive status than healthy volunteers. Conclusions: It may be that CTEPH patients are more likely to have a depressive temperament in origin. It is expected that the relationship between the biological traits of CTEPH (e.g., genetics) and patients’ depressive temperament will be elucidated in the future.
- Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
- Comparative study
- Depressive status
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine