Ethical and legal views of physicians regarding deactivation of cardiac implantable electrical devices: a quantitative assessment.

@article{Kramer2010EthicalAL,
  title={Ethical and legal views of physicians regarding deactivation of cardiac implantable electrical devices: a quantitative assessment.},
  author={Daniel B. Kramer and Aaron S Kesselheim and Dan W. Brock and William H. Maisel},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 11},
  pages={1537-42}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the high prevalence of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, little is known about physicians' views surrounding the ethical and legal aspects of managing these devices at the end of life. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify physicians' experiences and views surrounding the ethical and legal aspects of managing cardiac devices at the end of life. METHODS Survey questions were administered to internal medicine physicians and subspecialists… CONTINUE READING