Sökning: "Urban Alehagen"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 6 avhandlingar innehållade orden Urban Alehagen.

  1. 1. Heart failure in primary health care : special emphasis on natriuretic peptides in the elderly

    Författare :Urban Alehagen; Norman Sharpe; Linköpings universitet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Sammanfattning : Background: This thesis focuses on heart failure among elderly patients in the community who usually are not included in studies on heart failure. The heart failure syndrome is an increasing problem in Western society. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Heart failure in primary care with special emphasis on costs and benefits of a disease management programme

    Författare :Björn Agvall; Urban Alehagen; Ulf Dahlström; Mats Foldevi; Lars Weinehall; Linköpings universitet; []
    Nyckelord :;

    Sammanfattning : Background and aim. Heart failure (HF) is a common condition associated with poor quality of life (QoL), high morbidity and mortality and is frequently occurring in primary health care (PHC). It involves a substantial economic burden on the health care expenditure. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Neurohormonal activation, Symptoms and health-related quality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation eligible for radiofrequency ablation

    Författare :Emmanouil Charitakis; Håkan Walfridsson; Urban Alehagen; Jonas Schwieler; Linköpings universitet; []

    Sammanfattning : Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. In order to improve the management of patients with AF, a better understanding of patients’ arrhythmia-related symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL), as well as a finer grasp of the effect of AF initiation and the revolutionary treatment of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on neurohormonal balance are of great importance. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Health‐related quality of life, depression, sleep and breathing disorders in the elderly : With focus on those with impaired systolic function/heart failure

    Författare :Peter Johansson; Ulf Dahlström; Anders Broström; Urban Alehagen; Peter Währborg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Nyckelord :Elderly; cardiac function; chronic heart failure; health-related quality of life; depressive symptoms; prognosis; sleep disturbances; sleep disordered breathing; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Sammanfattning : The overall aim of this thesis was to describe the prevalence of depressive symptoms, sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and sleep complaints, as well as to investigate the prognostic value of health-related quality of life (Hr-QoL) and depressive symptoms on mortality in an elderly community living population with a focus on those with impaired systolic function/heart failure (HF). Descriptive, prognostic and explorative study designs were used to examine if a single question about global perceived health (GPH) is associated with the domains of Hr-QoL as assessed by the SF-36 (I), as well as to evaluate whether GPH provided prognostic information concerning cardiovascular mortality (II). LÄS MER

  5. 5. Heart failure : biomarker effect and influence on quality of life

    Författare :Patric Karlström; Urban Alehagen; Mikael Dellborg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Heart failure; Biomarker; B-type natriuretic peptide; Heart failure treatment; B-type Natriuretic Peptide guided heart failure treatment; Responders; Health-related quality of life; Heart failure duration; Outcomes;

    Sammanfattning : Background and aims: Heart failure (HF) is a life threatening condition and optimal handling is necessary to reduce risk of therapy failure. The aims of this thesis were: (Paper I) to examine whether BNP (B-type natriuretic peptide)-guided HF treatment improves morbidity and mortality when compared with HF therapy implemented by a treating physician at sites experienced in managing patients with HF according to guidelines; (Paper II) to investigate how to define a responder regarding optimal cut-off level of BNP to predict death, need for hospitalisation, and worsening HF and to determine the optimal time to apply the chosen cut-off value; (Paper III) to evaluate how Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QoL) is influenced by natriuretic peptide guiding and to study how HR-QoL is affected in responders compared to non-responders; (Paper IV) to evaluate the impact of patient age on clinical outcomes, and to evaluate the impact of duration of the HF disease on outcomes and the impact of age and HF duration on BNP concentration. LÄS MER