Patients' attitudes and perceptions of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: potential barriers to appropriate primary prophylaxis
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Death, Sudden, Cardiac; Decision Making; Defibrillators, Implantable; Female; *Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Physician-Patient Relations; Primary Prevention; Risk
BACKGROUND: Primary prophylaxis with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) improves mortality in patients at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, ICDs are highly underutilized. We explored patients' attitudes and perceptions of ICDs to better understand potential patient-related barriers to appropriate utilization. METHODS: Records of patients visiting three outpatient cardiology clinics (June 2009-January 2010) were reviewed and 133 with ejection fractions
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Citation: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2012.03497.x. Epub 2012 Aug 16. Link to article on publisher's site
implantable cardioverter defibrillator, primary prevention, patient preferences
Yuhas, Jennifer; Mattocks, Kristin M.; Gravelin, Laura; Remetz, Michael; Foley, John; Fazio, Richard; and Lampert, Rachel, "Patients' attitudes and perceptions of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: potential barriers to appropriate primary prophylaxis" (2012). Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications. 559.