Patients' attitudes toward implanted defibrillator shocks.

Abstract

In addition to its beneficial effect on patient survival, the implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) changes a patient's life physically, socially, and psychologically. For improved patient management, it is important to understand the quality-of-life changes that accompany this mode of treatment. To this end, 119 patients were surveyed retrospectively… (More)

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