Can my family feel safer that I have an ICD?

Managing cardiac disease is usually a team effort. Recent research has suggested that spouses are often equally, if not more, stressed over the health of the ICD patient than the patient themselves. Health decisions often affect everyone in the family. It is challenging to know how both the potential ICD patient and significant others feel while trying to make a decision. However, the ICD can provide a safety net and a peace of mind to both patients and their families.