Society addresses ICD and pacemaker deactivation

July 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Jul2010, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p83
The article offers information on the consensus statement released by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), which provides the benefits of clear communication and offers guidelines for medical personnel in managing the complex issues they face when patients are nearing to death or asking for device deactivation.


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