Psychological indices and phantom shocks in patients with ICD

@article{Prudente2006PsychologicalIA,
  title={Psychological indices and phantom shocks in patients with ICD},
  author={Liza A. Prudente and Juanita Nita Reigle and Cheryl M Bourguignon and David E. Haines and John P Dimarco},
  journal={Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={185-190}
}
Some patients with ICDs experience the sensation of a shock in the absence of true therapy (phantom shock). We hypothesize that phantom shocks may be a manifestation of anxiety, depression or PTSD. All patients over 18 years old with an ICD were eligible to enroll in the study. The first 75 subjects who agreed to participate were enrolled and divided into three groups: ICD patients with phantom shocks (n = 19); ICD patients who had actual shocks (n = 28) and ICD patients who had no shocks (n… CONTINUE READING
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