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World's First Leadless Pacemaker Approved for Use in Europe

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November 19, 2013
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The world's first leadless pacemaker has been approved for sale in the European Union (EU). According to its US creator Nanostim, acquired recently by St. Jude Medical, the device is much less invasive than a conventional pacemaker, and will make life easier for many heart patients. Jim Drury reports


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