Impact of heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction on quality of life: a cross-sectional study comparing common chronic cardiac and medical disorders and a representative adult population.

@article{Hobbs2002ImpactOH,
  title={Impact of heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction on quality of life: a cross-sectional study comparing common chronic cardiac and medical disorders and a representative adult population.},
  author={F D Richard Hobbs and Joyce E Kenkre and Andrea K Roalfe and Russell C. Davis and Rachel Hare and Michael K. Davies},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 23},
  pages={1867-76}
}
BACKGROUND Heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) are increasingly common disorders, with outcomes worse than many cancers. Evidence-based therapies, such as ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers, improve prognosis and symptoms, and reduce healthcare expenditure. However, despite the high prevalence and malignant prognosis, few studies have reported the impact of heart failure and LVSD on overall quality of life and, more crucially, have not researched the elderly or those in… CONTINUE READING