Decision Aid Summary

Title Heart Rhythm Problems: Should I Get an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)?
Audience People with heart rhythm problems but do NOT have heart failure considering whether to get an ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillation).
Options included Get an ICD.
Don't get an ICD.
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Arrhythmia
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.