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Preoperative left-ventricular ejection fraction does not influence the improvement in Quality of Life after coronary artery bypass surgery
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1998 (English)In: The thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, ISSN 0171-6425, E-ISSN 1439-1902, Vol. 46, no 4, 198-206 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is an established treatment for angina pectoris which conveys relief of chest pain and improved physical performance. However, increased survival has only been observed in selected subgroups of patients with advanced coronary artery disease, particularly in the presence of depressed left-ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). It is therefore of interest to study whether the outcome in terms of quality of life (QoL) is also more favorable in candidates with depressed LVEF. All patients who underwent CABG without concomitant valve surgery in western Sweden between 6.1988 and 6.1991 (n = 2121) were sent questionnaires on QoL involving 3 different instruments, the Physical Activity Score, the Nottingham Health Profile, and the Psychological General Well-being Index. They were submitted before surgery and 3 times in the 2 years thereafter. QoL was improved on all postoperative occasions. The degree of improvement was not associated with preoperative LVEF for any of the instruments. The postoperative Physical Activity Score was associated with preoperative LVEF. The other instruments showed no such association with LVEF. The improvement in QoL during 2 years after CABG is not dependent on the LVEF determined prior to operation. Self-estimated physical abilities are postoperatively associated with preoperative LVEF whereas health-related QoL and general well-being are not.

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The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon , 1998. Vol. 46, no 4, 198-206 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7862Local ID: 2320/8710OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-7862DiVA: diva2:888744
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