Straight to the Heart - Wireless Pacemaker on Trial in Europe

Vera Motyckova is undergoing a procedure to implant a new pacemaker designed to regulate her heart rhythms. But unlike conventional pacemakers which rely on wires to carry electricity into the heart from an exterior unit, this pacemaker, manufactured by US company Nanostim, is self-contained. Dr Petre Neuzil says the miniaturized device is designed to fit inside the heart itself.

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