Machines in Our Hearts

Machines in Our Hearts

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As Jeffrey shows, the pacemaker (first implanted in 1958) and the ICD (1980) embody a paradox of high-tech health care: these technologies are effective and reliable but add billions to the nation's medical bill because of the huge growth in the number of patients who depend on implanted devices to manage their heartbeats.The Cardiac Pacemaker, the Implantable Defibrillator, and American Health Care Kirk Jeffrey. prefers to highlight younger patients in order to ... It looked like I swallowed a Sony Walkman.a€ She received a replacement unit in the summer of anbsp;...

Title:Machines in Our Hearts
Author:Kirk Jeffrey
Publisher:JHU Press - 2003-04-01


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