2008 - An automated external defibrillator in the home did not reduce mortality in patients at risk for cardiac arrest

Homoud, Munther
August 2008
ACP Journal Club;8/19/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p7
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study regarding the effectiveness of automated external defibrillator at home in reducing mortality in patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest and presents the author's views on it. It describes the procedure of the study, that showed that automated external defibrillator in the home did not reduce mortality in patients at a risk of cardiac arrest. The author suggests that efforts should be made towards enhancing implantable cardioverter-defibrillator technology.


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