Patient experiences with atrial fibrillation and treatment with implantable atrial defibrillation therapy.

@article{Deaton2003PatientEW,
  title={Patient experiences with atrial fibrillation and treatment with implantable atrial defibrillation therapy.},
  author={Christi Deaton and Sandra B. Dunbar and Margaret F Moloney and Samuel F Sears and Michael R. Ujhelyi},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={291-9}
}
BACKGROUND Patient perspectives about their illness experiences, symptoms, and treatment are essential aspects of quality of life and provide direction for patient and provider decision making regarding innovative therapies such as implantable devices for arrhythmia. PURPOSE The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe: 1) the experience of patients living with symptomatic, drug-refractory atrial fibrillation (AF) and 2) patient experiences and acceptance of treatment with the… CONTINUE READING