Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shock Costs

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Researchers from the Baim Institute for Clinical Research in Boston found that healthcare costs for implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks (appropriate and inappropriate) can be substantial. The average costs were about $5600 for an appropriate shock and $4500 for an an inappropriate shock. In addition, patients often required medical intervention even after an appropriate shock.

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