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Your Heart On-line

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Sounds like Johnny Mnemonic or Matrix-reality thing, but this is what doctors from the St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York have done. Well, nearly. Three weeks ago 61-year old woman, Carol Kasyjanski, has become the first person in the World to have a wireless pacemaker implanted into her body.

Though pacemakers – small things responsible for correcting heart’s ryth in cardiac patients – aren’t anything new, the gadget implanted into pacemakerKasyjanski’s body is a real breakthrough and a mile stone in telemedicine. Thanks to the built-in WiFi module the device can send data about woman’s heart state directly to the doctor via the Internet. That means, that Kasyjansky’s doctor can check what’s happening with her any time, without calling for her to come to hospital. Now, when Carol would go for her regular check-up, the doctor would have nearly all his work done and nearly all information needed collected in his computer. The WiFi pacemaker has received the FDA approval in July this year. Each year 600 000 people from around the world are having pacemakers implanted.

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Written by Malgosia Minta

August 11, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Posted in Innowacje, Życie

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