Living with an ICD – the price of saving a life

Br J Cardiol 2004;11:261-2 Leave a comment
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Most treatments administered to patients act to relieve symptoms. But in the name of saving life,
having an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leaves the patient prone to unpredictable episodes of
symptoms including collapse, and abrupt and explosive chest pain, of which the informed patient may live in
persistent fear.

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