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Wpływ wystąpienia incydentów „burzy elektrycznej” na jakość życia i aktywność fizyczną u pacjentów po implantacji kardiowertera- defibrylatora / The influence “electrical storm” incidents on the quality of life and physical activity in patients after cardioverter defibrillator implantation


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Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of physical activity, quality of life, anxiety, stress and depression in patients after implantation of cardioverterdefibrillator (ICD) who have experienced or not the incident electrical storm with multiple ICD interventions. Material and methods: There was 36 patients with ICD in aged from 39 to 83 years. Patients were divided into two groups: those who had a Storm (+) or no Storm (-) incident electrical storm. In the group Storm (+) significantly more often occurred loss of consciousness before ICD implantation and after discharge, than in the Storm (-). Results: Also frequently found problems with life energy and vigor, which may limit the opportunities gainful employment and doing housework. Other parameters of quality of life were not different between groups. The level of stress and week-long physical activity was similar in both groups.Conclusions: 1. The incidence of electrical storm in ICD patients significantly increases the level of anxiety and influences the occurrence of mild depressive symptoms. 2. Electrical storm does not affect the increase in the level of stress and the week-long physical activity. 3. Electrical Storms limits the opportunities gainful employment and doing housework. 4. Frequent loss of consciousness in patients prior to ICD may indicate an increase in the frequency of electrical storms occurring after implantation of the device.









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1 - 12 - 2014
9 - 5 - 2015


  • II Klinika Choroby Wieńcowej, Instytut Kardiologii, Warszawa
  • II Klinika Choroby Wieńcowej, Instytut Kardiologii, Warszawa
  • II Klinika Choroby Wieńcowej, Instytut Kardiologii, Warszawa
  • II Klinika Choroby Wieńcowej, Instytut Kardiologii, Warszawa
  • II Klinika Choroby Wieńcowej, Instytut Kardiologii, Warszawa
  • Katedra Fizjoterapii, Wydział Rehabilitacji, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego, Warszawa


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