TITLE

Cardiac Pacemakers at End of Life #111; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) at End of Life #112

AUTHOR(S)
Harrington, M. D.; Luebke, D. L.; Lewis, W. R.; Aulisio, M. P.; Johnson, N. J.
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Palliative Medicine;Oct2005, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p1055
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the facts and concepts of cardiac pacemakers. Primary functions of pacemakers; Pacemaker function at time of death; Ethical and legal issues of a patients's/surrogate's right to request withdrawal of life sustaining medical interventions, including pacemakers; Situation wherein the option of deactivation may be appropriate to discuss.
ACCESSION #
18649199

 

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