Closer follow-up urged for heart implants
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 15, 2008
An international panel of heart specialists has recommended people with implanted heart devices receive closer follow-up care. The guidelines spell out who should do what to ensure good care, and tackles ethical dilemmas such as when to turn off a device and let a patient die. The guidelines also endorse new wireless technology that lets doctors check devices remotely while a patient is at home.