Document Detail


Quality of life in patients with bioprostheses and mechanical prostheses. Evaluation of cohorts of patients aged 51 to 65 years at implantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9852886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was 3-fold: to compare the quality of life (QOL) in age- and sex-matched patients who received biological and mechanical prosthetic valves in isolated aortic valve replacement, to compare the QOL of patients with aortic valve replacement with the general population, and to compare patients with biological and mechanical prostheses with certain valve-specific questions and relate these responses to overall QOL. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patient-perceived QOL was evaluated in 200 patients who were sampled from a population of 420 patients (age range 51 to 65 years) who underwent isolated aortic valve replacement in the period of 1986 to 1996. One hundred of the sampled patients had a mechanical valve inserted and an equal number had porcine bioprostheses. Three survey instruments were used to examine perceived QOL: the SF-12 form, a 7-valve specific question form, and the Lamy Smiley Faces form. The response to the questionnaires was 89.5% (179 patients). Patients with mechanical valves were more bothered by valve sounds (P < 0.01) and had a negative correlation (P < 0.01) between valve sound and QOL on the mental scale only. Patients with biological valves were more fearful of the need for reoperation (P < 0.01), but there was no correlation between fear and QOL. The mechanical valve group had a negative correlation (P < 0.01) between fear of reoperation and QOL on both the mental and physical scales. There was no difference between the 2 cohorts with respect to fear of valve failure. Patients with mechanical valves were more concerned about frequency of medical visits and blood tests (P < 0.01) as well as the possibility of anticoagulant-related bleeding events (P < 0.01). QOL was equivalent between the 2 groups and to the general population for the same age group. Ninety-seven percent of the patients indicated they would make the same surgical decision again with regard to valve replacement; there was no difference between the 2 valve groups on this question. CONCLUSIONS: Patient-perceived QOL is similar between patients with aortic mechanical and biological valve replacement in the studied age group and comparable to the general population of similar age. Although certain valve-specific differences exist between the 2 prosthetic types, these differences do not appear to affect overall QOL as described by these patients.
Authors:
M Perchinsky; C Henderson; W R Jamieson; W N Anderson; A Lamy; N Lowe; S de Guzman
Related Documents :
9294676 - Transesophageal echocardiographic evaluation of aortitis.
7148716 - Two-dimensional echocardiographic evaluation of persistent truncus arteriosus.
18234096 - Aortic valve replacement in a young patient with essential thrombocytosis.
17659636 - Meta-analysis of heart valve abnormalities in parkinson's disease patients treated with...
1615576 - Intracavernosal injection of prostaglandin e1 as an alternative for papaverine in penil...
7313536 - Duodenogastric reflux in patients with heartburn and oesophagitis.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-08     Completed Date:  1999-01-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  II81-6; discussion II86-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aging / physiology
Anxiety
Aortic Valve / surgery*
Attitude to Health
Bioprosthesis*
Cohort Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
Humans
Middle Aged
Quality of Life*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Effect of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation on surgical morbidity in the CABG Patc...
Next Document:  Twenty-year, three-institution evaluation of the Hancock Modified Orifice aortic valve durability. C...