Psychological, Emotional, Social and Cognitive Aspects of Implantable Cardiac Devices

  • Riccardo Proietti
  • Gian Mauro Manzoni
  • Giada Pietrabissa
  • Gianluca Castelnuovo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Abdullah Alabdulgader
    Pages 149-179
  3. Giada Pietrabissa, Francesco Borgia, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Riccardo Proietti, Luca Alessandro Gondoni, Mariella Montano et al.
    Pages 181-198
  4. Gianluca Castelnuovo, Giada Pietrabissa, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Francesco Borgia, Gian Andrea Bertone, Mariella Montano et al.
    Pages 199-208
  5. Ahmed AlTurki, Riccardo Proietti, Francesco Borgia
    Pages 209-217
  6. Mitzi M. Saunders
    Pages 231-242
  7. Vilma Torres, William R. Lewis
    Pages 243-259
  8. Wendy Churchouse
    Pages 271-277
  9. Serena Santagostino, Giada Pietrabissa, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Francesco Borgia
    Pages 279-289

About this book

Introduction

This book reveals aspects of the management of patients with implantable cardiac devices beyond the direct cardiovascular benefits.  With approximately 600,000 new pacemakers implanted each year, electrical therapy of the heart has rapidly evolved over recent years. New technology is continuously introduced into the market for the treatment of electrical heart disease with optimized performance and implemented design. While much attention has mainly focused on the biomedical aspects of electrical therapy, the psychological, emotional, social and cognitive aspects of the implantable devices have been largely overlooked.

Psychological, Emotional, Social and Cognitive Aspects of Implantable Cardiac Devices considers the impact that these devices have on quality of life (QoL) and psychological disorders, including anxiety and depression. It has collected, appraised and condensed the results of all empirical studies that have investigated, even marginally, the relationships between the implantable devices and any psychological, emotional, social and cognitive dimension and is thus a cornerstone for all involved in device utilization (physicians, nurses, technicians, industry representatives) that need to understand this topic.​

Keywords

Cardiac resynchronization therapy Cognitive functions Implantable cardiac devices Mental health Pacemaker Quality of life

Editors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Proietti
    • 1
  • Gian Mauro Manzoni
    • 2
  • Giada Pietrabissa
    • 3
  • Gianluca Castelnuovo
    • 4
  1. 1.Cardiac Center, Morriston HospitalUniversity of SwanseaSwanseaUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.eCampus University Faculty of PsychologyNovedrate (Como)Italy
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55721-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55719-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55721-2
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