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World's Smallest Pacemaker

June 8, 20169 min
Are you a candidate for the newest pacemaker technology?A pacemaker is a small device that is implanted in the chest to regulate heartbeat for those with abnormal heart rhythms. Pacemakers weighed almost 75 grams back in the 1950s, but have gradually become smaller and lighter. Because they are implanted under the skin, past versions of the device have been very noticeable in pacemaker users.If your heart rate is too slow and you feel limited by that (shortness of breath; limited movement and exercise), you may be a candidate for a pacemaker. Pacing technology has been around for over 50 years.The developing micro-pacemaker has the same battery duration and features as a traditional pacemaker. It is installed via a blood vessel in the leg. The micro-pacemaker is not visible to the naked eye once installed.Listen in as Dr. Robert Kowal shares the latest information on micro-pacemakers.

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