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Patients Anxious About Defective Defibrillators

Tampa Bay Times

The very device that once reassured patients like Kevin Fountain is now causing lots of worry, the Tampa Bay Timesreports. The 53-year-old knew something was wrong when he saw an imaging scan that showed the wires poking out of the Riata defibrillator. Doctors don’t really know what to do with the 128,000 heart patients who have the device.  

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