ArticlesDepression and Anxiety in the Heart Transplant Patient A Case StudyBrown, Patricia A. RN, BSN, MBA; Launius, Beatrice K. MSN, RN, ACNP, CCRN; Mancini, Mary C. MD, PhD; Cush, Eleanor M. BS, MSAuthor Information From the Heart Transplant Clinic, Willis-Knighton Medical Center, Shreveport, La (Brown) The Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, La. (Launius, Cush, Mancini) Corresponding author: Beatrice K. Launius, MSN, RN, ACNP, CCRN, 2751 Albert Bicknell Dr, Suite 1E, Shreveport, LA 71103 (e-mail: [email protected]). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly: January 2004 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 92-95 Buy Abstract Depression and anxiety are potential psychological problems that a heart transplant patient may face both before and after transplant. In addition, there is the potential for difficulty in adjusting to life after transplantation. Anxiety and depression and their effects, both pretransplant and posttransplant, are explored. A case study is used to illustrate the psychological effects of transplantation. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.