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Patient Suffers Fatal Arrhythmia Linked to Outpatient BETAPACE Prescription

The Case

An older gentleman, who still worked full-time, underwent cardiac catheterization with stent placement after having been diagnosed in the hospital Emergency Department with an evolving acute myocardial infarction. After discharge from the hospital, the patient returned to work early, continued to smoke a pack of cigarettes per day, was generally non-compliant with the treatment plan, …


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