Quality of Life and Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Heart Failure

Ivan Wilmot*, Bradley Scott Marino

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Scopus citations


Advances in both medical and surgical management of children living with cardiovascular disease have resulted in improved survival in this population. However, children living with cardiovascular disease are often required to abide by physical activity restrictions, medications, and chronic long-term follow-up, which can impair health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Additionally, advanced therapies including implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and increasingly utilized mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in this population can further affect HRQOL. Additionally, heart failure (HF) is increasingly appreciated as a syndrome affecting many organ systems including the brain, mental health, and HRQOL. HRQOL is appreciated as an important long-term outcome measure in the management of adults living with HF and is increasingly appreciated as such in the pediatric HF population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeart Failure in the Child and Young Adult
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Bench to Bedside
Place of PublicationWinnetka, IL
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780128026137
ISBN (Print)9780128023938
StatePublished - Dec 5 2017


  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Heart failure
  • ICD
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Pediatric
  • Psychosocial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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