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2022 Sep 28

BMC Cardiovasc Disord



Prevalence of pain and its association with quality of life of patients with heart failure in a developing country: findings from a multicenter cross-sectional study.


Mhesin D, Nazzal H, Amerah J, Azamtta M, Ismail Y, Daralammouri Y, Abdalla MA, Jaber MM, Koni AA, Zyoud S'edH
BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2022 Sep 28; 22(1):426.
PMID: 36171539.


Heart failure (HF) is considered one of the main causes of morbidity and death among chronic diseases worldwide. Patients have increasingly reported chronic pain in long-standing heart failure as a disturbing symptom. Its unknown etiology and mechanism, in addition to its insidious progressive nature, made both the doctor and the patient not notice it until it affects the quality of life (QoL) and general health status. The primary objective of this study is to find the prevalence of pain in chronic heart failure patients and its impact on their QoL. The secondary objective is to determine the predictors of QoL in HF patients.