Survey shows when elderly patients may want ICD deactivated

01/29/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A survey of 95 elderly patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators found 71% would possibly or definitely want the devices turned off under certain circumstances, Yale University researchers said. Their report in the online version of JAMA Internal Medicine found that instances in which patients may want an ICD deactivated included being unable to leave bed, having permanent memory problems, being a burden to family, needing prolonged ventilation and having an advanced untreatable disease.

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