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Title: Do implantable cardioverter defibrillators complicate end-of-life care for those with heart failure?
Authors: Waterhouse, E
Ahmad, F
First Published: Dec-2011
Citation: CURR OPIN SUPPORT PALLIAT CARE, 2011, 5 (4), pp. 307-311
Abstract: We know deactivating implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) is permissible and should not complicate end-of-life care. However, patients and healthcare professionals still struggle with this concept. This review looks at the recent literature to find possible reasons behind this.
DOI Link: 10.1097/SPC.0b013e32834d2cce
eISSN: 1751-4266
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Medical and Social Care Education

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