Search for dissertations about: "heart failure"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 185 swedish dissertations containing the words heart failure.

  1. 1. Heart failure biomarker effect and influence on quality of life

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Patric Karlström; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Heart failure; Biomarker; B-type natriuretic peptide; Heart failure treatment; B-type Natriuretic Peptide guided heart failure treatment; Responders; Health-related quality of life; Heart failure duration; Outcomes;

    Abstract : Background and aims: Heart failure (HF) is a life threatening condition and optimal handling is necessary to reduce risk of therapy failure. The aims of this thesis were: (Paper I) to examine whether BNP (B-type natriuretic peptide)-guided HF treatment improves morbidity and mortality when compared with HF therapy implemented by a treating physician at sites experienced in managing patients with HF according to guidelines; (Paper II) to investigate how to define a responder regarding optimal cut-off level of BNP to predict death, need for hospitalisation, and worsening HF and to determine the optimal time to apply the chosen cut-off value; (Paper III) to evaluate how Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QoL) is influenced by natriuretic peptide guiding and to study how HR-QoL is affected in responders compared to non-responders; (Paper IV) to evaluate the impact of patient age on clinical outcomes, and to evaluate the impact of duration of the HF disease on outcomes and the impact of age and HF duration on BNP concentration. READ MORE

  2. 2. Epidemiology of heart failure and feasibility of home care in patients with worsening chronic heart failure

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Masoud Shafazand; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Chronic heart failure; mortality; deterioration; hospitalisation; gender; home care; quality-adjusted life years; emergency care; health care costs; ischaemic; non-ischaemic; health-related quality of life; conventional care; acute myocardial infarction; coronary heart disease; heart failure;

    Abstract : Aim: To investigate gender-specific trends in long-term mortality in patients hospitalised for ischaemic and non-ischaemic heart failure (HF) and explore temporal trends in the risk of HF complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Another aim is to characterise patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) that seek an emergency department (ED) because of their deteriorating condition and evaluate the feasibility of home care (HC) in comparison with conventional care (CC) in patients with worsening CHF. READ MORE

  3. 3. Living with heart failure : effects of an educational programme on patients and family members

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet

    Author : Caroline Löfvenmark; Sophiahemmet Högskola.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Chronic heart failure; Social support; Educational programme; Family members;

    Abstract : Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a syndrome with various underlying causes and when an individual is diagnosed with CHF it affects daily life of both him/her and family members. An educational programme may have the capability to increase the knowledge and understanding of family members and improve their possibility to support the patient with CHF. READ MORE

  4. 4. Caring for patients with chronic heart failure

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Anna Strömberg; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; caring; compliance; computer-based education; follow up; heart failure; intervention; nurse-led heart failure clinics; morbidity; mortality; patient education; quality of life; self-care; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to describe and evaluate patient education and nurse-led follow up for patients with heart failure. Descriptive designs were used to map out the nurse-led heart failure care in Sweden (I) and to identify factors influencing compliance with prescribed treatment in patients with chronic heart failure. READ MORE

  5. 5. The life situation of patients with heart failure in primary health care : An explorative and interventional study

    University dissertation from Tryckeri AB Småland Quebecor

    Author : Jan Mårtensson; Högskolan i Jönköping.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences Nursing; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap Omvårdnad; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Cardiology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Kardiologi; Heart failure; life situation; nursing; primary health care; heart failure; chronic illness; spouses; inside and outside perspective; caring; social network; social support; patient education; self-care behaviour; health-related quality of life; gender differences;

    Abstract : ABSTRACTThe general aim of this thesis was to obtain an understanding of the life situation of patients with mild to severe heart failure and their spouses, and to determine the effects of a nurse-led intervention on patients with heart failure in primary health care. A phe¬nomenographic approach was used to describe how male (N=12) and female (N=12) patients with heart failure conceive their life situa¬tion (I, II), and the critical incident technique was used to describe spousal (N=23) experience of factors that influence their support of the patient with heart failure. READ MORE