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., ...More

CARDIOLOGY AND THERAPY, vol.4, no.2, pp.155-165, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40119-015-0049-8
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY AND THERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-165


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.