Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator deactivation at the end of life: A physician survey Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Clinical Competence
  • Decision Making
  • Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Physicians
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Terminal Care
  • Withholding Treatment

abstract

  • Most physicians would discuss ICD deactivation at EOL. The strongest predictor of this was a history of prior discussions. Knowledge about ICDs varies by specialty, and most expressed a desire for more expert guidance about ICD management at EOL.

publication date

  • April 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2008.12.011

PubMed ID

  • 19332199

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 702

end page

  • 8.e1

volume

  • 157

number

  • 4