Miniaturised Pacemakers Help Doctors Treat Heart Patients without Surgery

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Pacemaker surgery typically requires an incision above a patient’s heart, dig a cavity into which a heartbeat-regulating device can be implanted with the pulse generator connected via wires delivered through a vein near the collarbone. Such surgery could soon be completely unnecessary. Instead, doctors could employ miniaturized wireless pacemakers that can be delivered into the heart through a major vein in the thigh.

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