Research Article

The quality of life after cardiac surgery.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981; 282 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.282.6262.451 (Published 07 February 1981) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981;282:451
  1. J K Ross,
  2. J L Monro,
  3. A E Diwell,
  4. J M Mackean,
  5. J Marsh,
  6. D J Barker

    Abstract

    A follow-up study to assess the quality of life after cardiac surgery was begun in 1973. The results, for a total of 383 patients followed up for a maximum of 44 months after surgery, showed an overall improvement in all aspects of life for most patients.