Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2012 • VOLUME 18 • №4

Analysis of postoperative quality of life and survival of patients after surgical interventions on carotid arteries

Osipenko D.V.1, Marochkov A.V.2

1) Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation with Intensive Care Units, Gomel Regional Clinical Cardiological Dispensary, Gomel, Republic of Belarus
2) Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation with Intensive Care Units, Mogilev Regional Hospital, Mogilev, Republic of Belarus

The authors analysed the quality of life and survival of patients from 1 to 4 years after operative treatment for stenosmg lesions of internal carotid arteries (Group One) or pathological kinking of internal carotid arteries (Group Two).

The highest frequency of the problems in the first group was in the components pain/discomfort (91.7%) and motility (88.9% of the interviewed). In the second group of patients, the most commonly encountered disorders were pain/discomfort (66.7%) and anxiety/depression (66.7% of the interviewed).

Also analysed was the influence of the duration of anaesthesia and the type of an anaesthetic used to maintaining anaesthesia (sodium thiopental or propofol) on the postoperative quality of life.

There were no statistically significant differences in the postoperative quality of life by the health index and EQVAS in the groups of the patients having received various anaesthetics in order to maintain anaesthesia (p=0.541 and p=0.148, respectively).

KEY WORDS: operation, anaesthesia, carotid arteries, quality of life, survival.

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