New Defibrillator Works Without Wires Touching Heart

Device is more durable, making it an alternative for younger patients, researchers say

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Ninety-nine percent of the patients had no complications from the device in the 180 days following implantation. In testing, the device recognized and reversed abnormal, life-threatening rhythms 100 percent of the time.

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For more on implantable defibrillators, visit the American Heart Association.

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