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Adults in India given second hand cardioverter defibrillators from the US

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 24 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7066


Between 2004 and 2011, 81 adults in Mumbai, India, were given second hand implantable cardioverter defibrillators, removed from adults in the US. Collaborating doctors arranged their own transport for the devices, which were taken from the US to a hospital in Mumbai, where they were cleaned, sterilised, and given …

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