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Implanted Defibrillator Patients Prefer Device Off if Very Ill: Survey

News Picture: Implanted Defibrillator Patients Prefer Device Off if Very Ill: Survey

By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) — Most heart patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) would prefer to switch off the device if they had an advanced illness, new research suggests. “We found that the majority, 71 percent, would opt to have their ICD deactivated if they …

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