"It's not broke, so let's not try to fix it": Why patients decline a cardiovascular implantable electronic device

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Background Few patients decline therapy of a cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED), and little is known about the characteristics or reasoning of those who do. Our objective was to describe the reasons why patients decline CIED implantation using qualitative methods.
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    Author List

  • Ottenberg AL; Mueller PS; Topazian RJ; Kaufman S; Swetz KM
  • Start Page

  • 1306
  • End Page

  • 1314
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 10