Table 4

Quality of Life and Symptoms Scores in the Catheter Ablation Grouplegend

PreablationPostablation (6 mo)Postablation (12 mo)Overall p Value
Sense of well being2.0 ± 0.33.9 ± 0.33.8 ± 0.5< 0.01
Function in daily life2.3 ± 0.43.8 ± 0.53.6 ± 0.6< 0.01
Palpitation3.1 ± 0.61.0 ± 0.41.0 ± 0.5< 0.01
SOB with exercise3.0 ± 0.41.0 ± 0.51.2 ± 0.3< 0.01
Feeling weak2.9 ± 0.50.8 ± 0.40.8 ± 0.5< 0.01
QOL total score30 ± 459 ± 757 ± 6< 0.001
  • p < 0.001. Preablation versus postablation 6 months and postablation 12 months.

  • p < 0.0001. Preablation versus postablation 6 months and postablation 12 months. Postablation 6 months versus postablation 12 months, p = NS.

  • legend QOL = quality of life overall score; SOB = shortness of breath.