Life After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation In Patients With Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Liviu Macovei "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi "Prof. Dr. George I.M. Georgescu" Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Iasi
  • Dan Mihai Alexandrescu "Prof. Dr. George I.M. Georgescu" Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Iasi
  • Alina Iliescu "Prof. Dr. George I.M. Georgescu" Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Iasi
  • Ana Tanasa "Prof. Dr. George I.M. Georgescu" Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Iasi
  • Larisa Anghel "Prof. Dr. George I.M. Georgescu" Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Iasi
  • Catalina Arsenescu-Georgescu "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi "Prof. Dr. George I.M. Georgescu" Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Iasi

Abstract

Title: Life After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation In Patients With Cardiovascular Diseases

Background:

Evaluating the quality of life in patients surviving cardiac arrest after discharge from hospital.

Methods and Findings:

 The study included 105 patients survivors of a cardiac arrest admitted in Intensive Care Unit at Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases ,,Prof. Dr. George I.M. Georgescu”, Iasi. Over 5 years patients were interviewed by phone or medical reevaluation, after their verbal consent. We applied the Romanian version of the Short Form 36 questionnaire. Eight scales of SF-36 health survey were scored: physical functioning (PF), role of physical functioning (RP), body pain (BP), general health (GH), vitality (VT), social functioning (SF), role of emotional functioning (RE) and mental health (MH).

The scales scores of PF, RP, RE, VT, MH, SF, BP and GH were as follows: 57.4; 22.2; 30.28; 50.67; 54.14; 76; 71; 48.5. Comparing the dates with the scores available in the literature for the general population we observed good general scores for the physical items while the emotional items are generally low; most of the patients limited their physical activity, mostly due to emotional perception about acute event.

Conclusions:

Post resuscitation, the survivors have an acceptable quality of life, justifying the medical and financial efforts.

Published
Aug 22, 2016
How to Cite
MACOVEI, Liviu et al. Life After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation In Patients With Cardiovascular Diseases. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, aug. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1794>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2066.
Section
Cardiology

Keywords

morbidity; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; heart arrest; cardiovascular disease