The Fidelis recall: how much pressure can the ICD world bear?

  title={The Fidelis recall: how much pressure can the ICD world bear?},
  author={David S. Cannom and John N. D. Fisher},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  volume={31 10},
Coincident with the improvements in defibrillator technology over the past quarter of a century, we have witnessed a recent sharp increase in manufacturer recalls. The result has been questions by medical professionals and patients alike about the reliability of defibrillators and the number of patients referred for implantation has plateaued. Only thorough education of all constituencies—including medical professionals, patients, the media, and lawyers—will halt this erosion of confidence. In… CONTINUE READING
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