Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices: Bioethics and Management Issues Near the End of Life Article

PMID: 22190886 Web of Science: 000420230100014

Cited authors

  • Abi-Samra, Freddy M.


  • Cardiac implantable electrical devices (CIEDs) are extremely sophisticated modern devices that provide patients with many beneficial effects, including increased survival and enhanced quality of life. CIEDs, however, may complicate and unnecessarily prolong the process of dying from terminal illnesses. A rational plan for CIED deactivation near the end of life should therefore be carefully drawn up well in advance by the patient in concert with loved ones and treating physicians.

Publication date

  • 2011

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 342

End page

  • 347


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