Change in Cognitive Function Over 12 Months Among Patients With an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator.

Change in Cognitive Function Over 12 Months Among Patients With an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 Jul 31; Authors: Kim J, Pressler SJ, Groh WJ Abstract BACKGROUND:: Patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) have decreased cognitive function associated with arrhythmic and/or cardiac disorders, such as ischemic cardiomyopathy. Little is known about changes in cognitive function over time among ICD patients. AIMS:: The aim of this study was to evaluate baseline-to-12-month changes in cognitive function in memory (total recall and delayed recall), psychomotor speed, and executive function among ICD patients. METHODS:: In this prospective study, 115 (mean [SD] age, 64.83 [9.06] years, 75% mean) and 77 ICD patients completed baseline and 12-month face-to-face interviews, respectively, which included neuropsychological tests to evaluate cognitive function. RESULTS:: Patients who completed baseline and 12-month testing had decreased total and delayed recall memory (all P
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