Study: many defibrillators implanted unnecessarily

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sana Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (cardiology), was quoted in the New York Times about a study that found high-tech heart devices are implanted in thousands of patients who probably don't need them.

Al-Khatib, S., Hellkamp, A., Curtis, J., Mark, D., Peterson, E., Sanders, G., Heidenreich, P., Hernandez, A., Curtis, L., & Hammill, S. (2011). Non-Evidence-Based ICD Implantations in the United States JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 305 (1), 43-49 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2010.1915