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This study included patients who underwent implantation of a left ventricular assist device, a treatment performed on patients with severe heart failure who are candidates for heart transplantation. We found that depressive symptoms inhibited the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation to improve exercise capacity, which determines the prognosis of these patients. The results suggest the need to add clinical psychologists and other professionals to the team, as well as additional psychological and other interventions. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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This page is a summary of: Depressive symptoms interfere with the improvement in exercise capacity by cardiac rehabilitation after left ventricular assist device implantation, Artificial Organs, September 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/aor.14072.
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