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Coming-off naturally

Life Science

Our body can achieve miracles, but sometimes it needs a little support. Like stents for breathing or pacemakers.

The latter are often fitted after cardiovascular surgery, so that our heart can rediscover its natural rhythms in its own time.

Now an American university research team has developed a pacemaker that is implanted directly into the heart and dissolves when its work is done.

Weighing less than half a gram, it can be naturally absorbed into the body’s fluids within five to seven weeks.

Integrated electrodes emit an electrical pulse, helping the heart to beat regularly. Energy is provided through an external NFC connection.

The absence of wires or lead products eliminates the danger of post-op complications.

Heartwarming.

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