suffering weakness, struggling to resume normality
Heart valve disease is becoming a public health problem due to increasing life expectancy and new treatment methods. Patients are at risk of developing depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder after heart valve surgery. To better plan proper care, describing and understanding patients' perception of recovery after heart valve replacement is essential. The objective was to describe the experience of recovery at home after heart valve replacement.
B M C Nursing, 2013, Vol 12, Issue 1
Journal Article; patients; Students at University colleges