TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Homoud, Munther
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;8/19/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
34599501

 

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