Mary Whooley, Caring.com Expert


A physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, Dr. Mary Whooley is the principal investigator of the "Heart and Soul" Study, a three-year study of the connection between depression and cardiac outcomes.


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How can I help boost my mother's mood after her bypass surgery for heart disease? — Nov 13, 2007
First, you need to confirm that she actually has depression. There are a lot of different things that can masquerade as depression, including anemia (from her surgery) and ...
How can I convince my father to have coronary bypass surgery? — Nov 13, 2007
It’s understandable that you want your father to have the surgery. Bypass surgery can definitely extend the lives of some patients with heart disease. However, surger...
How do I handle my mother's erratic behavior in the hospital after her surgical procedure? — Nov 12, 2007
It's not uncommon for patients -- especially older people -- to become delirious in the hospital. Just being in a strange environment with disruptive visits by doctors and ...