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Defibrillator guidelines often ignored: study
Modern Healthcare

Nearly a quarter of heart defibrillators are being implanted without meeting evidence-based criteria, and those patients typically have worse outcomes, according to a study.

Some 22.5% out of nearly 112,000 implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, or ICDs, implanted between January 2006 and June 2009 did not meet evidence-based guidelines.