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2020 Apr

J Heart Lung Transplant



Chronic Pain One to Five Years after Heart Transplantation.


Dalvindt M, Nozhoor S, Kisch A, Forsberg A
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Apr; 39(4S):S498.
PMID: 32465920.


We know that pain has far-reaching detrimental effects across various life-domains and also affects health related quality of life after solid organ transplantation. However, the extent to which heart recipients experience chronic bodily pain in the years after heart transplantation is a neglected field. Pain is reported to be a major problem after other types of solid organ transplantation. Neither the prevalence nor consequences of chronic pain after heart transplantation have been fully explored or understood. Therefore, the aim was to present a multidimensional assessment of self-reported pain one to five years after heart transplantation and its relationship with transplant specific well-being.