Item description for Quality of Life and Psychosomatics: In Mechanical Circulation in Heart Transplantation by W. Albert...
This book presents the proceedings of an international meeting about psychosomatic aspects and the health-related quality of life in patients undergoing mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. Little is as yet known about the impact of these invasive new surgical techniques on the patient's psyche. Some of the most renowned experts explore this area from the point of view of neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological science as well as psychosomatic research. The observed emotional processes, changes in body image, and related coping efforts are analyzed in a context with quality of life. Covering a wide range of topics, the book also explains the surgical techniques and outcome of these procedures. This book is addressed to all those working in heart surgery and related areas.
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ISBN 3798509913 ISBN13 9783798509917