Shock and patient preimplantation type d personality are associated with poor health status in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 05/17/2012

Implantable cardioverter–defibrillator (ICD) shock and the patient's preimplantation personality disposition were equally important associates of health status 12 months after implantation. Identification of the patient's personality profile before ICD implantation may help identify subsets of patients who may need additional care, for example, with a psychosocial component.

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