Dear Sir or Madam,

You are asked to participate in a patient survey entitled “Living with an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator)” conducted by the European Heart Rhythm Association Scientific Initiatives Committee. The major aim of this survey is to assess the knowledge and quality of life in the ICD recipients. This survey is expected to establish the current needs of ICD patients in terms of information about the device. Study results should help physicians in providing specific counseling in the ICD population. Results of the study will be published in the Europace journal.

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