Depressive status in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Sayaka Funabashi, Masaharu Kataoka, Takumi Inami, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Ryoji Yanagisawa, Chikako Ishiguro, Susumu Okamoto, Hideaki Yoshino, Koichiro Watanabe, Toru Satoh

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1053
Number of pages3
JournalCirculation Journal
Volume81
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
  • Comparative study
  • Depressive status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Funabashi, S., Kataoka, M., Inami, T., Kikuchi, T., Yanagisawa, R., Ishiguro, C., Okamoto, S., Yoshino, H., Watanabe, K., & Satoh, T. (2017). Depressive status in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Circulation Journal, 81(7), 1051-1053. https://doi.org/10.1253/circj.CJ-17-0197