Quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure.

K. L. Grady*

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Abstract

Quality of life as an outcome of medical treatment and nursing care is important and has received more attention by researchers during the last decade. Patients with heart failure generally describe a perceived poor quality of life, while advanced heart failure patients report improved quality of life after transplantation. Findings on quality of life after implantation of mechanical assist devices to treat heart failure are very limited. The refinement of a definition of quality of life and improved methods to study quality of life will contribute to a better understanding of this complex concept in heart failure patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-670
Number of pages10
JournalCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Volume5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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