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Study: Tiny, Wireless Pacemaker Could Be Surgery-Free Option

A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study found, yet some doctors said there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. Unlike traditional pacemakers – which need a generator and wires and are implanted via surgery – the new pacemaker is a wireless tiny tube that can be attached to the right side of the heart using a catheter inserted through the...

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