An article about three studies that showed that implantable cardiac devices are underused interviews Anne B. Curtis, MD
, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine
. “Device usage across both gender and race was strikingly low, despite medical records documenting patient eligibility for the therapy. The breadth of practice type, from academic medical centers to community hospitals, along with the sheer number of patients highlight the seriousness of the challenge,” she said.