An exploratory study of sleep quality, daytime function, and quality of life in patients with mechanical circulatory support
The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 07/27/2012
Casida JM et al. – The authors report the first empirical data describing the characteristics and correlations among sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with left ventricular assist devices. The findings offer beginning evidence about the sleep–QOL connection in this population which warrants attention in clinical practice and research.