open access

Vol 11, No 1 (2016)
Review Papers
Published online: 2016-03-01
Get Citation

Effect of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator on quality of life — a review of research

Mateusz Kuśmierz, Marta Wleklik, Izabella Uchmanowicz, Joanna Jaroch
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2016.0004
·
Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(1):28-36.

open access

Vol 11, No 1 (2016)
Review Papers
Published online: 2016-03-01

Abstract

Implantation of cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to reduce mortality in patients at high risk of life threatening ventricular arrhythmias has become treatment of choice. Population of patients with ICD has been dynamically increasing. Recently there has been growing interest in quality of life (QoL) in this group of patients. Results of studies remain controversial. The aim of this paper is to provide a systematic review of studies dedicated to the influence of therapy with the use of ICD on QoL.

Abstract

Implantation of cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to reduce mortality in patients at high risk of life threatening ventricular arrhythmias has become treatment of choice. Population of patients with ICD has been dynamically increasing. Recently there has been growing interest in quality of life (QoL) in this group of patients. Results of studies remain controversial. The aim of this paper is to provide a systematic review of studies dedicated to the influence of therapy with the use of ICD on QoL.

Get Citation

Keywords

ICD, quality of life, shocks

About this article
Title

Effect of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator on quality of life — a review of research

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 11, No 1 (2016)

Pages

28-36

Published online

2016-03-01

DOI

10.5603/FC.2016.0004

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(1):28-36.

Keywords

ICD
quality of life
shocks

Authors

Mateusz Kuśmierz
Marta Wleklik
Izabella Uchmanowicz
Joanna Jaroch

Important: This website uses cookies. More >>

The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. They remembering whether you've visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

 

Wydawcą serwisu jest  "Via Medica sp. z o.o." sp.k., ul. Świętokrzyska 73, 80–180 Gdańsk

tel.:+48 58 320 94 94, faks:+48 58 320 94 60, e-mail:  viamedica@viamedica.pl