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January 31, 2017
There are currently 120 000 Canadians living with either a pacemaker or implantable defibrillator (ICD). Pacemakers are placed into the chest of patients who needs their heartbeat to be supported. ICDs are devices that can deliver a life-saving shock to someone who already has had a dangerous heart rhythm, or is at risk of developing...
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Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, a CANet Investigator, was the senior author of a study published yesterday by the CMAJ. Chest pain is the second most common reason for emergency visits across Canada, and accounts for approximately 1 million visits annually. Of those chest pain patients, 70 per cent will be placed on a monitored bed in...
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