Living with atrial fibrillation: a qualitative study.

  title={Living with atrial fibrillation: a qualitative study.},
  author={P. J. McCabe and Karen Schumacher and Susan A Barnason},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  volume={26 4},
BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a public health burden associated with stroke, cardiomyopathy, and diminished quality of life (QOL). Although surveys suggest that AF impairs physical functioning and mental health, little is known about patients' experiences contributing to those findings. Understanding patients' experiences of living with AF may provide a foundation for interventions to improve QOL. In this qualitative descriptive study, we describe the experience… CONTINUE READING
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