The impact of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator on quality of life.

@article{Gallagher1997TheIO,
  title={The impact of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator on quality of life.},
  author={Robyn D Gallagher and Sheila McKinley and Bruce Mangan and Dianne Pelletier and Jeremy A. Squire and Suzanne Mitten-Lewis},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={1997},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={
          16-24
        }
}
The implantable cardioverter defibrillator may prolong survival and prevent sudden cardiac arrest in patients with ventricular arrhythmias. Whereas previous research focused on mortality, attention is now turning to the impact of the device on the recipient. We reviewed the literature on the effects of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator on recipients and their families; our aim was to consolidate our current understanding and guide further research in this area. We found a number of… CONTINUE READING

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