Gender differences in anxiety and concerns about the cardioverter defibrillator

Helle Spindler, Jens B Johansen, Kirsten Krogh Andersen, Peter Mortensen, Susanne S. Pedersen

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Little is known about gender differences in the response to implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. We compared female and male ICD patients on anxiety, depression, health-related quality of life (HRQL), ICD concerns, and ICD acceptance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)614-621
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Anxiety
  • Attitude to Health
  • Cohort Studies
  • Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Denmark
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Distribution


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