BHRS statement on deactivation and removal of ICDs and pacemakers post mortem during COVID pandemic

The BHRS have received enquiries from members asking for recommendations regarding deactivation of ICD therapies at the end of life, mortuary visits for ICD deactivation, and safe ways to remove devices without deactivation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BHRS council have developed a questions and answers guide to help members, services and the wider CRM community with these enquiries. Special thanks to Prof Ross Hunter (Consultant Cardiologist at The Barts Heart Centre) and Jason Collinson (Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist at Basildon Hospital) who have worked on this document.

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BHRS Statement: Deactivation & removal of ICDs during COVID pandemic