Study: Risk of death increases in patients after defibrillator shock

09/3/2008 | USA Today

Heart-failure patients who needed a shock from their implanted defibrillators to make their hearts beat normally were more likely to die within the next four years than those who did not get a shock, a U.S. study found. Patients should consult their doctors if their defibrillator triggers to check for any changes in their condition or if they need new tests or drugs, researchers said.

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