Does Previous Cardiac Surgery Predict Impaired Quality of Life in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease?
Qi Feng Wang, Sarah Rouse, Margaret Hay, Samuel Menahem
WORLD JOURNAL FOR PEDIATRIC AND CONGENITAL HEART SURGERY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Improved survival of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) into adult life has led to further study of their quality of life (QoL) and its determinants. The QoL including the symptoms of anxiety and depression of adults with CHD was analyzed to determine the relationship, if any, between prior cardiac surgery and QoL. METHODS: Adults with CHD who were recruited from a single community-based cardiology practice completed self-reported questionnaires on their QoL, which included symptoms of anxiety and depression. Standard linear regression analysis was used to determine whether prior cardiac surgery predicted lower QoL scores. RESULTS: One hundred forty-nine adult patients ..View full abstract