Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Deactivation at the End of Life: A Physician Survey
Kelley, Amy S.
Reid, M. Carrington
Miller, David H.
Fins, Joseph J.
Lachs, Mark S.
American Heart Journal 2009 April; 157(4): 702-708.e1
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