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Questions Raised About Heart Implants Past Age 80, Saint Louis University School of Medicine Study


4/13/2010 8:57:36 AM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - People age 80 and older who get a pacemaker or defibrillator are more likely to die in the hospital after the procedure than younger patients, raising questions about the risks of these implants when used in very elderly people, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

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