This report examines what effects an implantable cardioverter defibrillator can have on patients suffering from heart problems/diseases. Both positive and negative.
It also addresses some of the negative emotions and effects that can be caused by the use of an ICD-unit.
To be shocked by an ICD-unit can be a traumatizing experience. For the patient and anyone who might witness when a patient is getting shocked. Some patients might get to a point where the shock from the ICD-unit isn’t the best solution for that particular patient. But how does someone decide when that time is?