Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 39

Protocols for the treatment of cardiac disease are discussed in the library's print and electronic medical texts.  You can locate these by searching the catalog using the SUBJECTS "Heart disease" and "Heart disease treatment".  Review the indexes of the books (and search the full text of eBooks electronically) for the key terms pertaining to your question, particularly "ejection fraction".

I believe that you will find many mentions of the specific criteria for ICD treatment and other relevant protocols, both in the text and in the cited research.  If you would like help accessing the specific articles cited in these books, contact a reference librarian.

When researching evolving medical assessments and interventions, you will also want to search our health sciences databases for specific research articles.  Click on "By Subject" in the "Browse Databases" box in the upper right hand corner of the library homepage and scroll to the "Health & Life Sciences" database list.  For additional information on health sciences library research, use the LibGuide linked below.

For further assistance, contact Geoffrey Staysniak, our Health Sciences Librarian (203-365-4873) or a Reference Librarian (203-371-7726), or reply to this LibAnswer.

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