Monday, March 03, 2014

Physicians fail to give patients a true picture of having an ICD

Here's a quote from the article

Trained observers faulted 18 of the 22 cardiologist-patient interviews because the cardiologists didn’t address, minimized, or outright denied quality of life issues and the long-term consequences of ICD therapy, including increased risks for anxiety and depression as well as for inappropriate shocks

Physician/patient communication on ICDs deemed problematic : Cardiology News

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