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Impact of radiofrequency ablation on health-related quality of life in patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia compared with a norm population one year after treatment.
Linköpings universitet.
Linköpings universitet.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0961-5250
Linköpings universitet.
2011 (English)In: Heart & Lung, ISSN 0147-9563, E-ISSN 1527-3288, Vol. 40, no 5, 405-411 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the impact of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).

METHODS: HRQOL was assessed with the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) and EuroQol (EQ)-5D at baseline and 3 and 12 months after RFA. At 12 months, the patients were compared with an age- and gender-matched reference group.

RESULTS: Patients showed a marked improvement in all the SF-36's scales at 3 months after treatment compared with baseline. Patients scored higher in all scales in the SF-36 but not in the EQ-5D's index at 12 months compared with baseline. No further improvements were detected from 3 to 12 months follow-up. Twelve months after treatment, patients scored equal to the reference group in the SF-36 and EQ-5D index, indicating a complete restoration of the HRQOL after RFA.

CONCLUSION: PSVT is a condition with a pronounced impact on HRQOL. At 12 months follow-up after RFA, patients' HRQOL scores were similar to those of the age- and gender-matched reference group.

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2011. Vol. 40, no 5, 405-411 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-28958DOI: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2010.09.004PubMedID: 21419492Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-80052260941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-28958DiVA: diva2:649518
Available from: 2013-09-18 Created: 2013-09-18 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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