A peaceful death in A&E. But why not at home?

There’s a touching video in the Guardian about a lady whose ICD device was de-activated by a kind and sensible doctor. But WHY wasnt it deactivated earlier?

This lady (and her family) suffered the shock of an automatic defibrillation – when she was waiting to have her device de-activated.

Why isn’t this considered an urgent procedure?
If this was my mum, I think I might have been very unhappy!


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