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Abstract Number: 277

IMPROVING RATES OF APPROPRIATE ICD DEACTIVATION DISCUSSIONS IN ADMITTED PATIENTS MADE DNR AND/OR COMFORT CARE

Background: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) shocks can be traumatic for patients and families, particularly at the end of life. Studies estimate between 51-65% of ICDs remain active at time of death, with 24-31% of patients [...]

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