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Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2009 Jun;2(3):336-9; discussion 339. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.108.821975.

Should implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and permanent pacemakers in patients with terminal illness be deactivated? Deactivating implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and permanent pacemakers in patients with terminal illness. An ethical distinction.

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  • 1Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35223, USA. Nealkay@UAB.EDU
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