Heart Device Might be Useless for Women

A tiny device--albeit very expensive device-- that can send a life- saving shock to the heart may have been implanted unnecessarily into "hundreds of thousands of women," according to a study published Monday. The devices, called implantable cardioverter defibrillators or ICDs, are used to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients with advanced heart failure, meaning that patients who hearts have been damaged by heart attacks or heart disease so that they can no longer efficient pump blood...Full Story
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