Qol-AF Registry: Quality of life evaluation

Title

Qol-AF Registry: Quality of life evaluation of AFNET trials and registries

Summary

Health status war assessed for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients from the AFNET trials Gap-AF - AFNET 1, ANTIPAF - AFNET 2, Flec-SL - AFNET 3 and the central patient registry (AB1).

Coordinating Investigator

Prof. Karl-Heiz Ladwig, Munich, Germany

Overall Responsibility

Kompetenznetz Vorhofflimmern - Competence Network on Atrial Fibrillation

Current Status

completed

Funding:

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Publications

Von Eisenhart Rothe A, Hutt F, Baumert J, Breithardt G, Goette A, Kirchhof P, Ladwig KH. Depressed mood amplifies heart-related symptoms in persistent and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients: a longitudinal analysis-data from the German Competence Network on Atrial Fibrillation. Europace. 2015; 17:1354-62. (first published online 2015 Mar 30) doi: 10.1093/europace/euv018

Von Eisenhart Rothe A, Goette A, Kirchhof P, Breithardt G, Limbourg T, Calvert M et al. Depression in paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation patients: a crosssectional comparison of patients enroled in two large clinical trials. Europace 2014; 16:812-9. doi: 10.1093/europace/eut361

Von Eisenhart Rothe A, Bielitzer M, Meinertz T, Limbourg T, Ladwig KH, Goette A. Predictors of discordance between physicians' and patients' appraisals of health-related quality of life in atrial fibrillation patients: Findings from the Angiotensin II Antagonist in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Trial. Am Heart J. 2013 Sep;166(3):589-596.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2013.05.020.

Ladwig KH et al. How well do electrophysiologists estimate the degree of quality of life impairment of their patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation? Results from the ANTIPAF Trial. Europace 2013; 15 (S2): 109 (Abstract)