Comorbidity burden has been linked to survival in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), but no study has examined the influence on psychological well-being and health status. We examined the relationship between comorbidity burden and anxiety, depression, and health status in patients with an ICD during the first 12 months post-implantation using a prospective study design.
Hoogwegt, M. T., Kupper, N., Jordaens, L., Pedersen, S. S., & Theuns, D. A. M. J. (2013). Comorbidity burden is associated with poor psychological well-being and physical health status in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Europace, 15(10), 1468-74. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/eut072