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Patients' attitudes and perceptions of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: potential barriers to appropriate primary prophylaxis
Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications
  • Jennifer Yuhas, Yale University
  • Kristin M. Mattocks, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
  • Laura Gravelin, Eastern Connecticut Cardiology
  • Michael Remetz, Yale University
  • John Foley, Yale University
  • Richard Fazio, Eastern Connecticut Cardiology
  • Rachel Lampert, Yale University
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Date
10-1-2012
Document Type
Article
Subjects
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
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Abstract
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
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Keywords
  • implantable cardioverter defibrillator,
  • primary prevention,
  • patient preferences
PubMed ID
22897624
Citation Information
Jennifer Yuhas, Kristin M. Mattocks, Laura Gravelin, Michael Remetz, et al.. "Patients' attitudes and perceptions of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: potential barriers to appropriate primary prophylaxis" Vol. 35 Iss. 10 (2012) ISSN: 0147-8389 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristin_mattocks/27/