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Blended Collaborative Care for Treating Heart Failure and Co-Morbid Depression: Primary Findings from the Hopeful Heart Trial

Dr. Bruce Rollman is the UPMC Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. This Podcast describes his highly influential two decades of research in depression and cardiovascular care, including the “Hopeful Heart Trial”, his most recent NIH-funded study that examined the impact of a “blended” collaborative care strategy for treating both heart failure and co-morbid depression.

Released: 9/9/2020


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Rollman BL, Belnap BH, et al. Telephone-Delivered Collaborative Care for Treating Post-CABG Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Journal of the American Medical Association. 2009; 302: 2095-2103.