Items Tagged ‘implanted defibrillators’

March 5, 2010

Hearts of Hospice Patients Being Needlessly Shocked

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Hospices that care for people who are dying often forget to turn off their implanted defibrillators, causing unnecessary discomfort, new research has found.   A defibrillator delivers a shock to restore a normal heartbeat in people with rhythm abnormalities. “The purpose is to save a patient’s life,” said study author Dr. Nathan Goldstein, an assistant […]

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