Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment in Heart Transplant Waiting-List Patients in a Developing Country

Cognitive impairment and mood deviation often occurs in patients with heart failure. Frailty and sarcopenia have been widely studied in patients with heart disease, but cognitive frailty has been little explored. High complexity of patients referred for heart transplantation connected with socioeconomic characteristics in a developing country underlines the importance to investigate cognitive and mood conditions in this population. The aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of cognitive impairment and depression symptoms in patients with heart failure in waiting list for heart transplantation (HTx).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (571) Source Type: research

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Source: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev Source Type: research
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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