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Quality of life in patients with chronic arterial insufficiency of lower limbs

M. Staneva, Ts. Tsvetanov, P. Antova, B. Minkova

Abstract

Quality of life is a broad term that refers to the degree of well-being and personal satisfaction felt by a person or group of people. The concept includes immeasurable in economic indicators dynamic variable and subjective assessment of personal well-being, formed in a wide variety of criteria of physical, mental and social well-being.


Chronic arterial insufficiency of the lower limbs is a chronic progressive disease, worsening quality of life of patients suffering from it. Good medical practice requires adequate diagnosis, permanent monitoring, conservative drug and non-drug therapy and timely revascularization (surgical and/or endovascular) in order to prevent future complications. This study clearly shows that the surgical and/or endovascular revascularization in patients with peripheral vascular disease significantly improves the patient's health, by increasing the level of mobility and usual physical activity, and while reducing the degree of pain and discomfort, anxiety and depression, which results in an increase in quality of life. After the revascularization quality of life has improved significantly more in women than in men.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/hl.v20i3-4.1491

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