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Implantable cardioverter defibrillator implant-explant-implant case study: addressing the psychological adjustment to multiple shocks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16796079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case study details the multidisciplinary approach to a patient who underwent implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) explantation for psychological reasons. The patient was unable to manage the stress associated with multiple shocks. He had a class I indication for an ICD but initially refused to undergo reimplantation. Treatment included the provision of comprehensive medical, nursing, and psychological care, with emphasis on patient autonomy and respect for the patient's experience.
Adrienne H Kovacs; Suzanne Feigofsky; J Sean Goff; Arwa S Saidi; Anne B Curtis; Jamie B Conti; Samuel F Sears
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-26     Completed Date:  2006-10-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Clinical Health Psychology; University of Florida, Gainesville 32610, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / therapy
Defibrillators, Implantable / adverse effects*,  psychology*
Equipment Failure
Interdisciplinary Communication
Patient Care
Quality of Life

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