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THE BIG PICTURE: If the guidelines were to be followed and CRT-D devices and/or LVAD were to be provided to affected patients, it will reduce deaths but the economic costs will be tremendous.

Guidelines and affordability

Cardiologists around the world grapple with providing implantable devices for heart patients that are affordable
Dec 27, 2014 5:50 AM

IN a recent regional cardiology meeting, a top cardiologist, Dr A, from India remarked that some of the current cardiology guidelines are impractical in countries such as India and should not be followed blindly.

Many of the guidelines for the practice of cardiology which have been drawn