Quality of Life Benefits from Arrhythmia Ablation: A longitudinal study using the C-CAP questionnaire and EQ5D.

Evans, James Michael and Withers, Kathleen L and Lencioni, Mauro and Carolan-Rees, Grace and Wood, Kathryn A and Patrick, Hannah and Griffith, Michael (2019) Quality of Life Benefits from Arrhythmia Ablation: A longitudinal study using the C-CAP questionnaire and EQ5D. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. ISSN 1540-8159. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

AIMS

To investigate long term efficacy of cardiac ablation for symptomatic arrhythmia by gathering generic and arrhythmia related quality of life data using patient reported outcome measures before and after ablation.

METHODS

Consecutive patients undergoing cardiac ablation procedures at three sites in the UK were enrolled (n = 561). Data were collected at baseline, at 8-16 weeks and 12 months after the ablation with responses from 390 patients received at all three time points. Non-parametric tests were used to identify any changes in patient outcomes due to non-normal data.

RESULTS

There were significant improvements in symptom severity, impact on life scores, EQ-5D-5L indices and VAS scores at pre- versus three months and at pre-ablation versus 1 year. Impact on life score showed additional improvement at 1 year versus three months, while improvements in symptom severity, EQ-5D-5L indices and VAS scores continued to be maintained between 3 months and 1 year.

CONCLUSION

Cardiac ablation provides patients with arrhythmias relief from symptoms, and results in an improvement in quality of life. Improvements observed at 3 months are maintained at 1 year follow up. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular system. Cardiology
Divisions: Emergency Services > Cardiology
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2019 10:06
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 10:06
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1998

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