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  1. Quality of life in patients with ischaemic heart disease : a prospective controlled study.

    Article - En anglais


    To assess quality of life in patients after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), coronary artery by-pass grafting surgery (CABG) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) as compared with healthy controls.


    Self-administered questionnaires were completed 1 month and 1 year after the event.


    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden ; 1989-1992.


    296 AMI, 99 CABG, 18 PTCA patients and 88 randomly selected healthy controls were included ; 349 patients completed the entire programme.

    Main outcome measures

    Quality of life in the dimensions of perceived general health, thoracic pain, breathlessness, feeling of arrhythmia, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, experience of social life and sex life.


    Patients differed from controls in both psychological and somatic aspects of QL after 1 month.

    Furthermore, 1 month after the event AMI patients experienced more anxiety (P=0.001) than CABG patients, whilst CABG patients experienced a poorer sex life (P<0.001) than AMI patients.

    One year after the event patients differed from controls primarily in somatic symptoms ; no significant differences were found across patient groups.

    Patients who sought emergency out-patient care during the follow-up year for clinically diagnosed angina pectoris or cardiac incompensation had reported higher levels of thoracic pain (P<0.001) and breathlessness (P<0.001) at 1 month follow-up than patients who did not seek such care. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Ischémie, Myocarde, Infarctus, Revascularisation chirurgicale, Plastie, Artère coronaire, Voie percutanée, Exploration clinique, Qualité vie, Evolution, Questionnaire, Etude comparative, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie, Chirurgie, Psychopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ischemia, Myocardium, Infarct, Surgical revascularization, Plasty, Coronary artery, Percutaneous route, Clinical investigation, Quality of life, Evolution, Questionnaire, Comparative study, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease, Surgery, Psychopathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0485174

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 03/02/1998.