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Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?

Written by Amy Norton

Scientists say they’ve taken a first step toward creating a pacemaker that runs on the heart’s own energy rather than batteries.

Pacemakers are electronic devices implanted to regulate your heartbeat — usually because of a condition that slows your heart’s normal rate. Traditional pacemakers have two parts: a battery-powered pulse generator implanted under the collarbone, and insulated wires that connect it to your heart. Read more.

Published February 20th, 2019 by USA News


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