Psychosocial symptoms of ventricular arrhythmias: Integrating patient-reported outcomes into clinical care

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Abstract

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are a valuable metric for assessing the quality of life and overall well-being in patients with ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) and/or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). The incorporation of PROMs into the workflow of a VA clinic not only allows for more patient-centered care but also may improve detection and treatment of clinically relevant anxiety or depression symptoms. Awareness of the factors known to correlate with adverse PROM scores may guide PROM administration and subsequent referral to mental health services. Further, change or stability in PROM scores can be used as a gauge to guide the effectiveness of cardiac and psychological treatment in certain populations that are the focus of this manuscript: patients with ICDs (with and without shocks), cardiac arrest survivors, and those with inherited arrhythmia syndromes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)832-839
Number of pages8
JournalHeart Rhythm O2
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • Patient-reported outcome measures
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Psychological counseling
  • Sudden cardiac death/arrest
  • Ventricular arrhythmias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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