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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Ladwig, KH; Ischinger, NF; Ronel, J; Kolb, C 
Title:
[Treating ICD patients at the end of their lives: attitudes, knowledge, and behavior of doctors and patients : A critical literature analysis]. 
Abstract:
The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is highly effective in the therapy of malign heart rhythm abnormalities. However, the ethical dilemma of harming a dying patient has received little attention. We studied the current state of knowledge and behavior of physicians and the subjective needs of ICD patients with respect to end-of-life issues.A literature search of articles published between 8/2010 and 3/2011 in PubMed resulted in the identification of 32 reports, of which 25 met select...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
22 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
151-6 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
0938-7412 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie