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Pulmonary embolism patients may have impaired HRQoL
 

Pulmonary embolism patients may have impaired HRQoL

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Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) may be impaired in patients with a history of pulmonary embolism, with predictors including reduced functional capacity and persistent dyspnoea, a recent cross-sectional study from Norway suggests.
 
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11 Nov 2016 - General
 
A new research has shown that pulmonary embolism patients may have impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This recent study was carried out in Norway and reported that such patients have reduced functional capacity with persistent dyspnea. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension occurs in about 2-4 % of patients as a long-term complication. Dyspnea and decreased exercise capacity in pulmonary embolism patients might result in permanent changes to pulmonary hemodynamic, cardiac fu...
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