J Cardiovasc Nurs 2021 Feb 28. Epub 2021 Feb 28.
Ingela Thylén, PhD, RN Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology and Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden. Tiny Jaarsma, PhD, RN Professor, Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden. Brynja Ingadottir, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Background: Little is known about risk factors for poor adjustment to the device after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation in patients with heart failure.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore device adjustment and the postoperative recovery of patients with heart failure undergoing elective CRT device implantation.
Methods: In this prospective multicenter longitudinal study, data were collected before implantation and after 2 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year, using validated self-reported instruments and investigator-designed, CRT-specific questions. Read More