Table 3

Quality of Life and Symptoms Scores in the Drug Therapy Grouplegend

PretreatmentPosttreatment (6 mo)Posttreatment (12 mo)Overall p Value
Sense of well being1.9 ± 0.42.0 ± 0.42.1 ± 0.3NS
Function in daily life2.1 ± 0.42.1 ± 0.32.3 ± 0.3NS
Palpitation3.2 ± 0.62.0 ± 0.52.1 ± 0.7< 0.05
SOB with exercise3.4 ± 0.43.2 ± 0.43.0 ± 0.5NS
Feeling weak2.9 ± 0.33.0 ± 0.43.1 ± 0.4NS
QOL total score29 ± 328 ± 631 ± 5NS
  • p < 0.001. Pretreatment versus posttreatment 6 months and posttreatment 12 months. All other comparisons did not show statistical significance.

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