Quality of life dynamics in patients with ischemic heart disease after percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (IHD) is not always accompanied by a significant improvement of clinical symptoms and quality of life (QOL), because of the presence of affective disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the dynamics of QOL in patients with stable IHD after PCI and conservative treatment, depending on the presence of symptoms of anxiety and depression. In the group of patients with comorbid symptoms
... comorbid symptoms of anxiety-depressive disorders, the initial values of GH, VT, SF, RE, MH according to the SF-36 scale were low during PCI. After PCI, QOL of patients in this group improved, and the studied parameters became comparable to those in the group without affective symptoms. In the group of conservative treatment with concomitant symptoms of anxiety and depression, RP, GH, VT, SF and MH values were initially low. A significant dynamics of QOL in patients of this group was not observed after the conservative treatment. In patients without affective symptoms, there was an improvement in SF and RE after the conservative treatment at the 3 months follow-up.