Patients with ICDs require more than a ‘set and forget’ approach

Almost half of patients who have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator experience psychological distress about living with the device, Australian research reveals. A study presented recently at the European Society of Cardiology Congress found 47% of patients fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) for more than 12 months were either anxious or depressed. Dr Jan Cameron, ...

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