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All about Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators and Resynchronization: Podcast with Dan Matlock

We had fun on this in-studio podcast with Dan Matlock, geriatrician and palliative care clinician researcher at the University of Colorado, and frequent guest and host on GeriPal.  We most recently talked with Dan about Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Destination Therapy.

Today we talked with Dan about Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) - everything a geriatrician or palliative care clinician should know.  Dan and his team have developed a number of terrific decision aids around ICD implantation (see patientdecisionaid.org), and have seen uptake and use of these decision aids skyrocket following CMS's mandate requiring an shared decision making interaction prior to ICD implantation.

Enjoy!

-@AlexSmithMD








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Eric: Welcome to the GeriPal podcast. This is Eric Widera.

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