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Cardiology Management

Using web-based interventions in patients with ICD

2019 01 May

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are one of the most effective treatments that is used to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients at risk for potentially lethal ventricular arrhythmias. However, despite the clinical benefits, the risk of developing psychosocial issues is very high ICD patients, including anxiety (reported prevalence... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Patient Experience With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

2016 04 Jan

Approximately 30,000 people in the UK and 326,000 people in the US experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is used to give an internal electrical shock to the heart within 10 to 15 seconds of an arrest. This reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death and is considered to be the gold standard... Read more