Behavioral interventions in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: lessons learned and where to go from here?

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Abstract

The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the first-line treatment for primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. A subgroup of patients experience psychological distress postimplant, and no clear evidence base exists regarding how best to address patients' needs. The aim of this critical review is to provide an overview of behavioral interventions in ICD patients to date, and to delineate directions for future research using lessons learned from the ongoing RISTA and WEBCARE trials.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume36
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)578-90
Number of pages13
ISSN0147-8389
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Behavior Therapy
  • Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Treatment Outcome

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