Health-Related Quality of Life in Cardiovascular Patients

  • Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz
  • Marek Klocek
  • Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk
  • Christopher J. Bulpitt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Marek Klocek, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz
    Pages 9-29
  3. Marek Klocek, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz
    Pages 31-43
  4. Leszek Bryniarski, Marek Klocek
    Pages 45-59
  5. Marek Klocek, Danuta Czarnecka
    Pages 61-73
  6. Bogumiła Bacior, Katarzyna Styczkiewicz
    Pages 75-89
  7. Bogumiła Bacior, Magdalena Loster, Marek Klocek
    Pages 91-101
  8. Marek Klocek
    Pages 103-117
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 119-133

About this book


A modern definition of health goes beyond the biological dimension to encompass human functionality and well-being. Quality of life is one of the most popular health-related concepts and simultaneously reflects several dimensions of individual health. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is taken to include physical, psychological, and social aspects of positive well-being as well as negative effects of illness, treatment, and infirmity. Quality of life outcomes are now considered an important indicator of the success of both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In this book, recognized experts discuss the findings of various studies, including their own, regarding HRQoL in patients with cardiovascular diseases. The impact of the newest forms of medical treatment on well-being is considered in patients with arterial hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, and stroke as well as in patients who have undergone interventional procedures or have implantable cardiac devices. By summarizing established facts and presenting new data, this book will be an invaluable source of information for all practitioners in the field.


Cardiology Coronary Heart Disease and Heart Failure Hypertension Implantable devices Quality of Life

Editors and affiliations

  • Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz
    • 1
  • Marek Klocek
    • 1
  • Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk
    • 2
  • Christopher J. Bulpitt
    • 3
  1. 1.I Department of Cardiology and HypertensionJagiellonian University Medical CollegeKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Epidemiology and Preventive MedicineJagiellonian University Medical CollegeKrakówPoland
  3. 3.Medicine Experimental Medicine (Care of the Elderly), Division of MedicineImperial College LondonLondonUK

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