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Title: Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices and End-of-Life Care: An Australian Perspective.
Austin Authors: Alhammad, Nasser J;O'Donnell, Mark;O'Donnell, David ;Mariani, Justin A;Gould, Paul A;McGavigan, Andrew D
Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Cardiology, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
University of Queensland and Department of Cardiology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld., Australia
Faculty of Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Department of Cardiology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Issue Date: Aug-2016
Publication information: Heart, Lung & Circulation 2016; 25(8): 814-9
Abstract: Cardiac implantable electronic devices (pacemakers and defibrillators) are increasingly common in modern cardiology practice, and health professionals from a variety of specialties will encounter patients with such devices on a frequent basis. This article will focus on the subset of patients who may request, or be appropriate for, device deactivation and discuss the issues surrounding end-of-life decisions, along with the ethical and legal implications of device deactivation.
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.05.103
PubMed URL: 27320854
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Cardiac electronic implantable devices
Implantable defibrillators
Palliative care
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