This Book Health-related quality of life in cardiovascular patients is written by Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Marek Klocek, Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, and Christopher J. Bulpitt. A modern definition of health goes beyond the biological dimension to encompass human functionality and well-being. Quality of life is one of the most popular concepts related to health and simultaneously reflects several dimensions of individual health. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is considered to include the physical, psychological, and social aspects of positive well-being, as well as the negative effects of a disease, treatment, and illness. Quality of life outcomes are now considered an important indicator of the success of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In this book, renowned experts discuss the findings of several studies, including their own, on HRQoL in patients with cardiovascular disease. The impact of newer forms of medical treatment on well-being is considered in patients with high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, and strokes, as well as in patients who have undergone interventional procedures or have cardiac devices implantable. By summarizing established facts and presenting new data, this book will be an invaluable source of information for all professionals in the field.
In this book: He limit the discussion of the quality of life to health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and measures of quality of life should reflect the views of patients rather than those of their caregivers. She predicts that HRQoL measures will be universally applied despite conceptual difficulties and theoretical uncertainties.
|Book Name||Health-related quality of life in cardiovascular patients|
|Author of Book||Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Marek Klocek, Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Christopher J. Bulpitt|
Overview of (Health-related quality of life in cardiovascular patients)
This book provides a unique overview of the quality of life (QoL) in cardiovascular medicine. It provides a lot of information about the quality of life: in hypertension; coronary artery disease and its treatment (with drugs and interventions); heart failure; if there are disturbances in heart rhythm; if implantable cardiac devices are used; in post-stroke patients. Therefore, the book is useful to practicing physicians, cardiac surgeons, or stroke specialists. Additionally, it is an invaluable resource for anyone considering research in these areas. In addition, the Appendix provides appreciable details and full citations on generic and disease-specific quality of life questionnaires.
Topics of this Edition
- The Genesis of Health: Evolution of the Concept of Health-Related Quality of Life
- Quality of Life in Hypertensive Patients
- Quality of Life in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
- Quality of Life in Patients After Coronary Interventional Treatment
- Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure
- Quality of Life in Patients with Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances
- Quality of Life in Patients with Implantable Cardiac Devices
- Quality of Life After Stroke