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Promise Seen for Wireless Pacemakers That Don't Require Surgery

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Promise Seen for Wireless Pacemakers That Don't Require Surgery - from Associated Press/ Business/ Los Angeles Times/ latimes.com

"Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers — miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery.

In a study of 725 patients, one of these devices, made by Medtronic Inc., was successfully implanted 99% of the time, with a low rate of complications compared with traditional pacemakers.

Leaders of the company-sponsored study discussed the research Monday at an American Heart Assn. conference in Orlando, Fla. Results also were published online by the New England Journal of Medicine..."

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This image provided by Medtronic compares the size of its mini-pacemaker with a nickel. (Medtronic)
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