Is there psychological support available if I have trouble adjusting to my ICD?

It often helps to talk with other people who have a heart device and ask them how they have adjusted to it. Ask your doctor or nurse if there is a support group for heart device patients at your clinic or a nearby hospital. Sometimes your healthcare team will recommend cardiac patients to mental health professionals. Your doctor or nurse will likely have referral sources available that can assist in stress management and adjustment to living with an ICD.