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New York, N.Y. – Twenty of America’s most-prominent cardiologists and medical specialists have crafted an action plan to save lives and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in healthcare spending associated with the use of implantable cardiac defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac death. In an article published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, “Risk Stratification for Sudden Cardiac Death: A Plan for the Future,” the medical team calls on clinicians, patient advocacy groups, payers, industry and government agencies to unite behind a coordinated, six-step program that would help ensure that only patients who stand to derive benefit from the device receive implants, which can cost as much as $50,000 per procedure.