Perspectives on Withdrawing Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator Therapies at the End of Life

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Dr. Samuel Asirvatham, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo School of Medicine and a consultant in cardiac electrophysiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article "Perspectives on Withdrawing Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator Therapies at the End of Life: Results of a Survey of Medical and Legal Professionals and Patients," available online ( http://tinyurl.com/23kr8o5 ) and appearing in the November 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.