Quality of Life after Open Heart Surgery

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1992 - Medical - 528 pages
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The technical evolution of cardiac surgery in the last decades has been rewarded with long-term survival with few complications. A matching improvement in the quality of this survival as subjectively felt by the patient has now become most important to assess the justification of surgery. This book is the summary of the proceedings of an international symposium which addressed the growing demand in this facet of cardiac surgery. For the first time quality of life after valve replacement, coronary bypass, surgery for congenital heart disease, and heart transplantation has been extensively analyzed in terms of the physiological state, intellectual functioning, emotional state, performance of social roles and general satisfaction. The patient's well-being has become the focus of a joint effort of cardiologists, surgeons, general practitioners, psychologists, sociologists and occupational physicians, for all of whom this book offers a guide to the improvement of our patients' Quality of life after open heart surgery'.
 

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open heart surgery is itself major surgery
.i can say that this achivement of the doctors keeps them near god.then give new uturn in the life.up to here its ok but dr fail to guide to pationts abut
what about the life after heart surgery. here a pationt has to move direction less.because pationt doesnt know that which medicins are to take for how long not only that but how a pationt should come back with normal life wht should be the fitness work out for fit life what precotion is to take even that surgen cant reply that how to controll the high bp this is just like as a fish gives lot of eags to put in see without careing that how to grow them die or live
now you pl show some vedio for such sort of pationr for rehabitant again thanking you manoj
 

Contents

Why the burgeoning interest in the clinical and research cardiology communities?
1
Quality of life after heart valve replacement
7
2 Results after biological heart valve replacement
9
3 Quality of life after mitral valve repair
13
4 Quality of life and prognosis following heart valve replacement
19
Intellectual Functioning
37
a comparison of cardiac valvular replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery
39
6 Neuropsychologic outcome after heart valve replacement
47
26 Quality of life of patients after corrective open heart surgery for congenital heart defects
293
27 Lung function in children after heart surgery
303
Intellectual Functioning
313
28 Psychointellectual performance after correction of complex congenital heart defects
315
Emotional State
323
29 Psychosocial aspects of congenital heart disease in children adolescents and adults
325
Performance of Social Roles
333
30 Psychosocial development during school period of children operated for transposition of the great arteries
335

Emotional State
61
7 Psychosocial state of patients after heart valve surgery
63
clinical functional and psychosocial correlates
71
General Satisfaction
89
9 Aspects of quality of life in patients with mechanical heart valves
91
Concluding Remarks
99
Quality of life after heart valve replacement
101
Quality of life after coronary bypass surgery
105
10 Morbidity and mortality after myocardial revascularization in patients with ischemic heart disease
107
11 Longterm results of patients after coronary artery bypass surgery
115
12 Comprehensive cardiac care and quality of life in patients after surgical revascularization
133
Intellectual Functioning
139
13 The intellectual function of patients after coronary bypass surgery
141
14 Perceived and assessed cognitive function following coronary artery bypass surgery mechanisms and intervention
155
Emotional State
167
15 Psychological status of patients before and after coronary bypass surgery
169
16 The emotional state of patients after coronary bypass surgery
177
17 Clinical significance of research on quality of life after coronary artery surgery
185
results of a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the recovery process
193
Performance of Social Roles
201
19 Is employment after coronary bypass surgery a measure of the patients quality of life?
203
occupational rehabilitation in two cohorts of coronary artery bypass patients ten years apart
215
a prospective study
227
22 Changes of coronary risk factors in women after elective coronary bypass surgery
235
Summary
243
Quality of life after coronary bypass surgery
245
Quality of life after surgical correction of congenital heart disease
251
23 Quality of life 30 to 36 years after closure of isolated ventricular septal defects in 341 patients
253
24 Longterm results after atrial correction of transposition of the great vessels
267
an analytic approach to functional outcome after open heart surgery
277
General Satisfaction
345
the parents point of view
347
32 The role of a parents organization
355
the recipients perspective
363
34 Quality of life of children having undergone heart transplantation
371
Summary
381
Quality of life after surgical correction of congenital heart disease
383
Quality of life after heart transplantation
387
morbidity and mortality of patients after heart transplantation
389
36 Quality of life of patients on LVAD support
397
37 Physiological and psychological benefits of exercise rehabilitation after cardiac transplantation
403
Intellectual Functioning
417
38 Neuropsychological function before and after cardiac transplantation
419
Emotional State
425
39 Longterm followup of the emotional adjustment of patients after heart transplantation
427
40 The emotional state of the individual after heart transplantation
439
patients crosssectional and longitudinal results
445
42 Psychosocial outcome after heart transplantation
457
Performance of Social Roles
467
a comparative analysis
469
44 Changes in partnership after cardiac transplantation
483
45 Quality of life before and after heart transplantation
491
General Satisfaction
499
46 Quality of life and satisfaction after heart transplantation
501
strategies to improve quality of life after heart transplantation
507
Summary
517
Quality of life after heart transplantation
519
Index
523
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