Causes and Consequences of Discontinuation of the Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy in Non-Terminally Ill Patients
Greenfield, Ruth Ann
American Journal of Cardiology 1998 May 15; 81(10): 1203-1205
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The Ethical and Legal Implications of Deactivating an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in a Patient With Terminal Cancer England, Ruth; England, Tim; Coggon, John (2007-09)In this paper, the ethical and legal issues raised by the deactivation of implantable cardioverter- defibrillators (ICDs) in patients with terminal cancer is considered. It is argued that the ICD cannot be well described ...