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Implanted Defibrillators May Be Overused, Unneeded

Nearly one-fifth of patients receiving Implanted Defibrillators are having the implants done outside guidelines for their use, reports say. Not only are the devices unnecessary, in some cases patients have a higher risk of death than individuals who fit the criteria for receiving an implanted defibrillator, reports say.

The devices provide an electrical shock to an erratically beating heart, but researchers found that many patients were either recent heart attack victims or newly-diagnosed heart failure patients, reports say. The risk of any post-procedure complications in those patients was reportedly higher.

In a widespread possible health problem tragedy like this, the questions of patients and family must be answered by experts. The Doan Law Firm P.C. has extensive experience in personal injury case and can assist any family suffering loss, illness or injury.  Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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