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New Implanted Defibrillator Works Well Without Touching Heart, University of Chicago Study


8/27/2013 6:26:33 AM

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A new type of defibrillator implanted under the skin can detect dangerously abnormal heart rhythms and deliver shocks to restore a normal heartbeat without wires touching the heart, according to research in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation. The subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (S-ICD®) includes a lead placed under the skin along the left side of the breast bone.

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