To the Editor: In reading the study by Dr Curtis and colleagues1 and the associated Editorial by Dr Coromilas,2 I was particularly interested in the observation that electrophysiologists were more likely than nonelectrophysiologist cardiologists, thoracic surgeons, or other specialists to implant an ICD capable of providing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-D) when the patient was eligible for this therapy. However, I wondered whether electrophysiologists were also more likely than these specialists to implant a CRT-D device when the patient was not eligible for this therapy.
Whittle J. Physician Certification and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators. JAMA. 2009;302(9):941-943. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1235