Perceived Benefits of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation among Heart Failure Patients and Its Relation to Quality of Life: A Cross-Sectional Study


Balci K. G. , Balci M. M. , Akboga M. K. , Sen F., Acar B. , Yilmaz S., ...Daha Fazla

CARDIOLOGY AND THERAPY, cilt.4, ss.155-165, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s40119-015-0049-8
  • Dergi Adı: CARDIOLOGY AND THERAPY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.155-165

Özet

Introduction: Patients with heart failure (HF) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may misunderstand the indication of ICDs due to unsatisfactory information. The goal of this study is to evaluate the patient perspective of ICD indication and its relation to quality of life, as well as to identify probable communication gaps between doctors and ICD receivers.