Improving the quality of life for patients with angina pectoris: a team approach to disease management.

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Abstract

The evaluation of outcome of management of angina patients is now inextricably linked with an assessment of quality of life. Angina, as a manifestation of coronary heart disease, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in many countries. Optimal management of patients with angina is of undeniable national and global significance.

This paper attempts to indicate the importance of a team approach and the implications for patients’ quality of life of involving professionals with a variety of different skills. It outlines current guidelines for the management of angina, including aspects of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Factors of relevance to the management of patients as individuals are discussed. The association of improved quality of life and reduced severity of symptoms with benefit for both the individual and society is considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-481
Number of pages9
JournalDis Manag Health Outcomes
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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