Comparison of patient and partner quality of life and health outcomes in the first year after an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

Abstract

Recovery following an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) impacts both the patient and partner, often in divergent ways. Patients may have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac arrhythmias, whereas partners may have to perform CPR and manage the ongoing challenges of heart disease therapy. Currently, support for post-ICD care focuses primarily on… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10865-015-9671-0

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@article{Dougherty2015ComparisonOP, title={Comparison of patient and partner quality of life and health outcomes in the first year after an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)}, author={Cynthia M. Dougherty and Allison M. Fairbanks and Linda H. Eaton and Megan L. Morrison and Mi Sun Kim and Elaine Adams Thompson}, journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine}, year={2015}, volume={39}, pages={94-106} }