Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What's the Most Important Question to Ask Before Getting Your Defibrillator?

Answer: How many have you done in the past year?

If the doctor says 37 or more, you should be in very good hands.


Reference: Freeman JV, Wang Y, Curtis JP, Heidenreich PA, Hlatky, MA. "Physician Procedure Volume and Complications of Cardioverter-Defibrillator Implantation." Circulation 2011.


Named Just Bob said...

Now you tell me. The good news is that you probably do that many in a month. With your eyes closed. And one hand tied behind your back. Glad I found you!

DrWes said...

I just accidentally deleted another great comment that read:

"Best question to ask: do I really need this?"

(Well said and sorry about the accidental deletion of your comment. FYI, iPhones have small buttons and the "delete" button for comment moderation sits right next to "publish.")