Hüseyin Kuplay, Sevinç Bayer Erdoğan, Mehmet Erin Tüysüz, Murat Sargın, Hüseyin Kuplay, Gökçen Orhan, Serap Aykut Aka

Keywords: Aortic valve stenosis; aortic valve insuffficiency; heart valve prosthesis implantation, quality of life.


Introduction: Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is set after the various factors affecting survival after surgery is not much knowledge about the factors affecting the quality of life. In addition to this are difficult to assess quantitatively the quality of life. In this study we in patients undergoing AVR, early post-operative differences in aortic pathology we investigated whether the effect on quality of life. Patients and Methods: In this study between December 2007-January 2009 Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center, 25 patients were enrolled who underwent isolated AVR. According to the pathology of aortic valve insufficiency and stenosis in these patients were divided into groups. Pre-operative echocardiography and 3rd month after surgery were evaluated. Quality of life as the Short Form-36 (SF-36) have been used. SF-36 quality of life in post-operative 3rd month test was performed in all patients. Results: The SF-36 quality of life in patients with test results were statistically examined both aortic stenosis and aortic insufficiency group of physical function, general health, vitality, role limitations due to physical and emotional problems and mental health showed significant improvement in terms of post-operative. However, physical functioning, role limitations (physical and emotional), pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, mental health both in terms of pre-operative and post-operative comparison of data between the patients with aortic insufficiency and aortic stenosis difference was found. Conclusion: Early post-operative period in patients undergoing AVR on quality of life improvement was s