Quality of life of patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome before and during one year after radiofrequency catheter ablation of accessory pathways

A. V. Ardashev*, M. S. Rybatchenko, E. G. Zhelyakov, A. A. Shavarov, S. V. Voloshko, A. V. Konev, M. V. Kryuchko, E. N. Liventseva

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Abstract

The paper contains presentation of complex analysis of quality of life (QL) of 140 patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome before and during one year after radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of accessory pathways (AP). Assessment of QL was based on the use of nonspecific and specific questionnaires. Parameters of QL were analyzed in dependence on localization of AP and its electrophysiological properties (concealed, manifested). It was shown that before intervention parameters of QL in patients with WPW syndrome were significantly lower than in the group of clinical comparison (practically healthy persons). Complex study of criteria of QL allows to assert that just after 2 months after RFCA there occurs considerable improvement of the general condition of patients with WPW syndrome. 6 and 12 months after operation complete restoration of both physical and mental working capacity was noted. This is confirmed by absence of significant differences between QL criteria in patients with WPW syndrome and in the group of healthy volunteers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-70
Number of pages9
JournalKardiologiya
Volume49
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Quality of life
  • Radiofrequency ablation.
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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