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Magdalena Stachurska Zbigniew Kopański Andriy Holyachenko Agnieszka Zielińska

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Introduction. Among cardiovascular diseases, is-chaemic heart disease is also often called coronary artery disease. It is an insidious disease because it does not give any noticeable symptoms at the initial stage. It brings with it limitations which hinder everyday functioning, which translates into a decrease in the quality of life of patients affected by this disease. This is why preventive action and preventing the development of cardiovascular diseases is so important. The aim of the study. The aim of the study is to analyze the quality of life of patients with selected cardiovascular diseases (coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia) using the SF-36 (Short Form Health Survey). Materials and methods. The study involved 106 people with cardiovascular diseases. The SF-36 questionnaire was used in the study. Results and conclusions. The respondents assessed their overall health as good. The most restrictions are activities that require a lot of energy. In the majority of respondents, pain did not interfere with normal work and occurred to a small extent. The emotional state of the respondents affected their interpersonal contacts only for some time.

Keywords: quality of life, cardiovascular diseases, quality of life questionnaire SF-36

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