Pima Heart Hospital Case Study

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We have investigated your concerns regarding this issue. Based medical records received from Pima Heart Hospital. Dr. Michael Arnold receommended a dual chamber primary-prevention internal cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Provider determined the device was medically necessary due to diagnosis of congestive Heart Failure. Dr. Arnold thoroughly described the risks and benefits. You denied the surgical device citing financial hardship and fear of the surgical procedure will limit your independence as you live alone. Dr. Arnold noted you declined the device and suggested a subcutaneous ICD if you agreed.

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