Wireless-enabled heart?

If you’re wondering what’s the new trend at St. Paul’s Hospital Cardiology department, then we’ve got the answer for you: wireless implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs).

The first BC patient had one of these small devices implanted and connected to his heart. His cardiologist can now download data on his heart’s performance without any hookup during a quick hospital visit, and in the near future, he will be able to download the data over the phone. ~ Published in the Vancouver Sun on Saturday July 1st, 2006

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: