Psycho-educational Support Interventions for Patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Giada Pietrabissa, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Mariella Montano, Riccardo Proietti, Luca Alessandro Gondoni, Ferruccio Nibbio, Anna Maria Titon, Gian Andrea Bertone

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Abstract

The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has established superiority in reducing mortality for survivors of cardiac arrest or patients at high risk of sudden death. However, because of the nature of their spontaneous, chronic, and potentiality life-treating condition, patients with an ICD are at risk of developing mild to serious psychological distress. Critical events, such as ICD shocks or ICD recalls may occur, significantly altering the course of individuals’ psychosocial adjustment; a number of studies from different countries demonstrate that patients with an ICD that experience higher emotional difficulties undergo a greater incidence of shock therapy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospitePsychological, Emotional, Social and Cognitive Aspects of Implantable Cardiac Devices
EditorGian Mauro Manzoni, Giada Pietrabissa, Gianluca Castelnuovo Riccardo Proietti
Pagine181-198
Numero di pagine18
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017

Keywords

  • Implantable Cardiac Devices, Psychocardiology, Cardiac psychology, clinical psychology, health psychology

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