Programming Implanted Defibrillators to React More Slowly Might Be Safer: Study

Unnecessary shocks from the heart devices are often distressing, come with their own risks, experts say

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Study author Gasparini noted that the research provides physicians with an easy programming guideline that's "applicable to the great majority of patients who may benefit from the reduction of unnecessary painful shocks and hospitalizations."

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Learn more about implantable cardioverter defibrillator from the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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