Thursday, April 27, 2006

Patients Replacing Heart Devices Face Risk of Complications

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that patients replacing implanted defibrillators face significantly high complication rates. The study suggests that doctors should carefully consider when and if a recalled device should be removed. Most experts believe the devices should only be replaced early on in patients that are highly dependent on it. Barry Meier, The New York Times 04/26/2006 Read Article: The New York Times

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