Health-related quality of life in cardiovascular patients by Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz

Health-related quality of life in cardiovascular patients

byKalina Kawecka-JaszczEditorMarek Klocek, Beata Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk

Paperback | September 20, 2014

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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 health-related concepts and simultaneously reflects several dimensions of individual health. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is taken to include physical, psychological, and social aspects of positive well-being as well as negative effects of illness, treatment, and infirmity. Quality of life outcomes are now considered an important indicator of the success of both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In this book, recognized experts discuss the findings of various studies, including their own, regarding HRQoL in patients with cardiovascular diseases. The impact of the newest forms of medical treatment on well-being is considered in patients with arterial hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, and stroke as well as in patients who have undergone interventional procedures or have implantable cardiac devices. By summarizing established facts and presenting new data, this book will be an invaluable source of information for all practitioners in the field.
Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz is Professor at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, founding member of Polish Society of Hypertension. Her main scientific interests are pathogenesis including genetics (member of Steering Committee for SYST-EUR and EPOGH), management and quality of life in hypertension. She is the author of...
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Title:Health-related quality of life in cardiovascular patientsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:134 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0.02 inShipping dimensions:134 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0.02 inPublished:September 20, 2014Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8847055857

ISBN - 13:9788847055858

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Table of Contents

Preface.- 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 in After Stroke.- Appendix: Questionnaires Used for the Assessment of Quality of Life in Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases with Relevant References.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The purpose is to present the concept of quality of life in cardiovascular disease and its determinants to practitioners and provide future insights to researchers in this area. The audience for this book is broad: students, nurses, physicians in training, and practicing physicians caring for patients with cardiovascular problems, such as cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, neurologists, and stroke physicians. . It is easy to read and includes provides excellent references on quality of life questions." (Krishna Kancharla, Doody''s Book Reviews, July, 2013)