Tackling Patient-Reported Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: Identifying Disease-Specific Symptoms?


Journal Article (Review)

Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) both significantly affect morbidity and mortality and also account for high symptom burden and impaired health-related quality of life (hrQoL). Several well-designed and broadly implemented patient-reported outcome instruments are available for both AF and HF and can easily measure hrQoL in each disease process. A better understanding of the diverse phenotypes of AF and HF, as well as the heterogeneous treatment effects of disease-specific interventions, is necessary to further disentangle the complex relationship between symptoms of AF and HF.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Steinberg, BA; Piccini, JP

Published Date

  • May 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 139 - 146

PubMed ID

  • 30926015

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30926015

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2264

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccl.2019.01.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands