Introduction to Psychological
constructs and cardiovascular disease


While cardiovascular disease has long been associated with genetics, poor health habits, and/or aging; psychological constructs too have been found to influence the development and progression of cardiovascular disease and ultimately heart failure. Several research studies describe psychological constructs and their negative and positive impact on heart disease. Depression, anxiety, optimism, and feelings of positive well-being are the most impactful constructs.


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