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Volume 14, suplement 1

Case report

Delusional syndrome following heart transplantation

Robert Pudlo1, MARIAN ZEMBALA2
1. Katedry Psychiatrii Wydziału Lekarskiego w Zabrzu Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej
2. Śląskiego Centrum Chorób Serca w Zabrzu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2005; 14 (supl. 1/20): 17-106
Keywords: mental disorders, heart transplantation

Abstract

Objective. The clinical picture and course of psychotic disorders after heart transplantation are presented.

Case. A patient with delusional syndrome following heart transplantation. The disorder was atypical due to the presence of a "pure " delusional syndrome, with no impairment of consciousness, thus resembling the picture of "cardiac psychosis " described in the 1960s in patients after cardiac surgery.

Commentary. Disorders of this type are reported very rarely after heart transplantation.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Robert Pudlo, Katedra Psychiatrii Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej, ul. Pyskowicka 49, 42-600 Tarnowskie Góry