Background coronary heart disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world psychosocial factors such as depression and low social support are established risk factors for poor prognosis in patients with heart disease however little is known about the hypothetical relationship . Social support and cardiovascular disease edited by sally a shumaker and susan m czajkowski p cm the plenum series in behavioral psychophysio1ogy and medicine includes bibliographical references and index isbn 978 1 4899 2574 9 1 cardiovascular system diseases social aspects 2 cardiovascular system diseases . Social support after a heart condition diagnosis can include love trust advice and also logistical help with day to day tasks people with strong social support are less likely to be depressed . Editorial reviews an examination of the existing research and theory in the area of social support and cardiovascular disease cvd based on the discussions and recommendations that took place at a working conference cosponsored by the national heart lung and blood institute and the u of california at irvine where a multidisciplinary group of researchers critically reviewed the available . Social support helps improve outcome in heart disease patients by sunil modi aug 12 2016 heart disease social support and a 21st century proposition most heart diseases are chronic in the sense that most heart pathologies can only be managed they cannot be cured with proper management and adherence to therapy one can live a normal
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