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Type D personality and coronary heart disease

Magdalena Piegza1, Jacek Pająk2, Aleksandra Leksowska1, Jacek Piegza3, Piotr Wacław Gorczyca1
Psychiatria 2021;18(2):129-135.


Cardiovascular diseases, including coronary heart disease still consititute the main reason for deaths and permanent
disabilities all over the world. The role of somatic factors in the process of their development is very well-
-researched thus cogent and the knowledge on the influence of behavioural and personality-related factors is often
underappreciated. There is, however, successive influx of information about the relationship of personality and
development, course of cardiovasular diseases lately. The aim of the work is to depict the relationship between
the type D personality and coronary heart disease with special emphasis on the influence of type D personality
traits on how the disease progresses and its prognosis.

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