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Infrequent physician use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators risks patient safety.

Lyman S, Sedrakyan A, Do H, et al. Infrequent physician use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators risks patient safety. Heart. 2011;97(20):1655-60. doi:10.1136/hrt.2011.226282.

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November 2, 2011
Lyman S, Sedrakyan A, Do H, et al. Heart. 2011;97(20):1655-60.

This study found evidence of a volume–outcome relationship for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement. Physicians who performed only one or fewer ICD implantations per year had a significantly higher risk of complications.

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Lyman S, Sedrakyan A, Do H, et al. Infrequent physician use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators risks patient safety. Heart. 2011;97(20):1655-60. doi:10.1136/hrt.2011.226282.

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