A study of the level of patient involvement following insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) at the Department of Cardiology at Odense University Hospital shows that nine out of 10 patients are satisfied with their course of treatment and the information provision from healthcare professionals. The study has been published in renowned international journal, Europace.
The clinical management and care of patients with ICDs has shifted from face-to-face consultations to remote monitoring, and the study, which is the largest of its kind in Denmark, examines if the reduced interaction impedes patients’ ability to adapt post-implant and considers both the physical and psychological wants of heart patients. 389 heart patients with an ICD implanted at Odense University Hospital participated in the study and overall they are satisfied a with their contact and interaction with the hospital post-implant.
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