Cynthia M. Dougherty
American Heart Association
PsychiatryDistressPsychosocialIntensive care medicinePsychological interventionImplantable cardioverter-defibrillatorPatient educationDiseaseMEDLINEQuality of life (healthcare)Medicine
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#1Sandra B. Dunbar (AHA: American Heart Association)H-Index: 2
#2Cynthia M. Dougherty (AHA: American Heart Association)H-Index: 1
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Significant mortality benefits have been documented in recipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs); however, the psychosocial distress created by the underlying arrhythmia and its potential treatments in patients and family members may be underappreciated by clinical care teams. The disentanglement of cardiac disease and device-related concerns is difficult. The majority of ICD patients and families successfully adjust to the ICD, but optimal care pathways may require additional...
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