Mike was chatting to Anna, a St Jude Nurse, when the conversation turned to the costs involved with these pieces of equipment.
Here goes….. (approximate costs) of equipment only….
ICD = £10,000
CRT-d = £12,000
Leads = £1500 (each lead)
Merlin = £500
This doesn’t include the costs of doctors, nurses, porters, physiologists, radiographers etc, etc, etc. Thank goodness for the NHS
Private procedure = £7000