The effect of concomitant cardiac resynchronization therapy on quality of life in patients with heart failure undergoing cardiac surgery.
2014 (English)In: The open cardiovascular medicine journal, ISSN 1874-1924, Vol. 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of concomitant cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on health related quality of life (QoL) in patients with heart failure (HF) and ventricular dyssynchrony undergoing cardiac surgery.
METHODS: Twenty-eight patients received permanent epicardial CRT in connection to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and/or aortic valve replacement (AVR) (CRT group). Thirty-seven HF patients without concomitant CRT served as a comparison group (non-CRT group). SF-36 was used to assess QoL in the two groups and was also compared with the general Swedish population.
RESULTS: The median follow-up time was 28 months after surgery (range 8 to 44 months). No difference in QoL could be shown between the CRT group and the comparison group. Several subscales of QoL in the CRT group were in range with the general Swedish population.
CONCLUSION: Concomitant CRT for patients with HF and ventricular dyssynchrony undergoing CABG and/or AVR did not result in a higher estimated QoL compared to HF patients without CRT.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 8
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269581DOI: 10.2174/1874192401408010018PubMedID: 24665351OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-269581DiVA: diva2:883388