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Article: Quality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation.

TitleQuality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Authors
KeywordsAtrial fibrillation
Quality of life
Issue Date2005
PublisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcchk.com/journals.php#3
Citation
Journal of Hong Kong College of Cardiology, 2005, v. 13 n. 1, p. 10-15 How to Cite?
AbstractAtrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common symptomatic cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with substantial complications and health care cost. Although AF is not an immediately life threatening disease, it is associated with significant symptoms, and thus impairment of quality of life (QoL). Therefore, one of the major assessments for treatment outcome in AF patients is improvement of QoL. Current available data do suggest that patients with AF have markedly impairment of QoL compared to healthy controls and patients with other cardiovascular diseases. In the majority of AF patients, rate or rhythm control appears to provide similar benefit on QoL. However, in highly symptomatic AF patients, successful nonpharmacological rhythm-control might yield the largest improvement in QoL. Future studies are required to compare QoL in different patient populations, different types of AF and different therapeutic approaches in patients with AF. Furthermore, the development and validation of a more diseasespecific QoL instrument for AF can improve the measurement of health status in patients with AF. (J HK Coll Cardiol 2005;13:10-15)
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/77898
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dc.contributor.authorSin, PYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, CPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTse, HFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:36:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:36:57Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Hong Kong College of Cardiology, 2005, v. 13 n. 1, p. 10-15en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1027-7811en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/77898-
dc.description.abstractAtrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common symptomatic cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with substantial complications and health care cost. Although AF is not an immediately life threatening disease, it is associated with significant symptoms, and thus impairment of quality of life (QoL). Therefore, one of the major assessments for treatment outcome in AF patients is improvement of QoL. Current available data do suggest that patients with AF have markedly impairment of QoL compared to healthy controls and patients with other cardiovascular diseases. In the majority of AF patients, rate or rhythm control appears to provide similar benefit on QoL. However, in highly symptomatic AF patients, successful nonpharmacological rhythm-control might yield the largest improvement in QoL. Future studies are required to compare QoL in different patient populations, different types of AF and different therapeutic approaches in patients with AF. Furthermore, the development and validation of a more diseasespecific QoL instrument for AF can improve the measurement of health status in patients with AF. (J HK Coll Cardiol 2005;13:10-15)-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcchk.com/journals.php#3en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Hong Kong College of Cardiologyen_HK
dc.subjectAtrial fibrillation-
dc.subjectQuality of life-
dc.titleQuality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation.en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1027-7811&volume=13&spage=10&epage=15&date=2005&atitle=Quality+of+life+in+patients+with+atrial+fibrillation.en_HK
dc.identifier.emailLau, CP: cplau@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailTse, HF: hftse@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityTse, HF=rp00428en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros101235en_HK

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