This case study details the multidisciplinary approach to a patient who underwent implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) explantation for psychological reasons. The patient was unable to manage the stress associated with multiple shocks. He had a class I indication-for an ICD but initially refused to undergo reimplantation. Treatment included the provision of comprehensive medical, nursing, and psychological care, with emphasis on patient autonomy and respect for the patient's experience.
- Case study
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
- Shock anxiety
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine