What is it about?

The quality of life (QoL) of cardiac patients has been found lower than the QoL of the general population. Although the QoL could have been impacted by the physical symptoms like palpitation, shortness of breath, and fatigue, having a mental condition can negatively impact the QoL. Therefore, the current study aimed for exploring the QoL of cardiac patients with and without mental health conditions.

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Why is it important?

Mental illnesses are common in patients with cardiac diseases. Few studies investigated the QoL of cardiac patients with an established psychiatric disorder. Understanding the extent of the impact of mental health issues can provide insight into providing a holistic approach toward managing cardiac conditions.


Patients with both cardiac and mental health conditions were found to have significantly lower QoL than those with only cardiac conditions. This is especially prominent for the psychological domain of the QoL than other domains.

Dr Ahmad Saad Alzahrani
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center

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This page is a summary of: Quality of life of cardiac outpatients with and without psychiatric disorders: a cross-sectional study, The Egyptian Journal of Neurology Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, January 2022, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1186/s41983-021-00444-8.
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