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Deactivating cardioverter defibrillators near the end of life

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f558 (Published 30 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f558

When US researchers surveyed 95 adults with implantable cardioverter defibrillators, 67 (71%) said they would consider deactivating the device when approaching the end of life. Responses to a series of scenarios varied between …

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