Decision Aid Summary

Title Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD): A decision aid for patients considering ICD therapy for primary prevention.
Audience Adults with congestive heart failure who are at risk for sudden cardiac death (experiencing a dangerous heart rhythm) and their family members.
Options included You may choose to get an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD).
You may choose not to get an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD).
Turning off the Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) .
Year of last update or review 2014
Format Web, video, paper, DVD, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Dan Matlock MD, MPH
Where was it developed? PatientDecisionAid@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
US
Health condition Heart Failure
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English, Spanish
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
6 out of 9 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.