- Exercise training and cardiac rehabilitation in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a review of current literature focusing on safety, effects of exercise training, and the psychological impact of programme participationKjetil Isaksen
Department of Cardiology, Stavanger University Hospital, PO Box 8100, 4068 Stavanger, Norway
Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:804-12. 2012..ICD shocks are associated with reduced quality of life and increased mortality. Whether ET may have a beneficial effect in heart failure patients with an ICD is not well documented...
- Increased confidence to engage in physical exertion: older ICD recipients' experiences of participating in an exercise training programmeIngvild Margreta Morken
Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 12:261-8. 2013..However, knowledge of older ICD recipients' experiences of participating in such programmes is sparse. There is thus a need for more detailed qualitative data from the perspective of older patients...
- Shock anxiety among implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients with recent tachyarrhythmiaIngvild M Morken
Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:1369-76. 2012..The aims were to assess: (1) the level of shock anxiety in a sample of ICD recipients, (2) the relationship between such anxiety and shock exposure, and (3) the relationship between recent tachyarrhythmia and shock anxiety...