Wireless, battery-free pacemaker could make life easier for heart disease patients

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However, pacemaker implantation is an invasive procedure, and the lifesaving pacing the devices provide can be extremely painful. Currently available pacemakers work by implanting one or two leads, or points of contact, into the heart with hooks or screws. This precision will not only reduce pain for pacemaker patients by bypassing the heart's pain receptors, it will also allow the pacemaker to respond to different kinds of irregularities in more appropriate ways. "This technology could make life easier for patients all over the world, while also helping scientists and physicians learn more about how to monitor and treat the disease." Additionally, the device does not require a battery, which could save pacemaker patients from needing to replace the battery in their device every five to seven years, as is currently the norm.
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