Symptom distress and symptom management after heart transplantation

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


Every year approximately 65 heart transplantations are conducted at Skane University hospital in Lund and Sahlgrenska University hospital in Gothenburg. Heart transplantation is a well-established treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure.

Heart recipients experience many symptoms after the transplantation such as pain, fatigue, and tremor. The symptoms might affect the heart recipient’s everyday life in various ways.

The aim of the project is to explore symptom occurrence and distress and to evaluate if it is possible to enhance symptom management after heart transplantation by a person-centered nurse-led intervention.
Effective start/end date2019/09/022023/12/15

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences