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To Lead or Not to Lead

Posted November 16, 2010 7:02 AM

A tiny cardiac pacemaker will likely be implanted in humans within five years. The wireless device has no leads: physicians monitor and control the unit with a smartphone. This eliminates the risks posed by lead fractures, but what other safety problems does the new design potentially bring?

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11/17/2010 12:06 PM

Like any other electronic devices /gadgetries, there always exist the inherent potential problem associated with any electronic circuitries. Either it will be susceptible, that its proper functionality may and at some point be affected? And/or by itself become a generator of any of these unwanted EMI related issues? By which at the end of the day there will always be the ever present questions on the eventual anatomical and physiological side effects of such devices on their prospective wearers?

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11/17/2010 12:39 PM

Controled by a smart phone?!?!

And you thought telemarketers were irritating when they could only disturbed your dinner.

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