We understand that a diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is associated with long lasting mental health symptoms.
Sources of anxiety include medical uncertainty, need for repeat intervention, and post-traumatic stress from prior procedures and hospitalizations. The combination of these factors place CHD patients at unique risk for the development of life-long anxiety disorders.
Through the current study, we are hoping to learn more about anxiety and depression among adults with CHD, in an effort to eventually provide evidence-based mental health treatment tailored for this population.
We will be asking all participants to provide personal information (via a secure server) regarding their cardiac history, functional status, and any symptoms of anxiety and depression they are currently experiencing. Participation in this phase of the study should take approximately 30 minutes, and participants will be compensated for completing six brief measures.
Join our Study
Principal Investigator: Matthew Lewis, MD MPH
This research has been funded (or funded in part) by a research grant from the Adult Congenital Heart Association.
Email our study coordinator below for more details:
212 305 6936