Doctors Discuss Strategies For Responding To Recent Medtronic ICD Recall
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Executive SummaryPhysicians are using Medtronic'sCareLink remote patient monitoring network to closely follow patients implanted with potentially defective ICDs for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac death
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