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Organization plans pacemaker without wires
Europe There may be a breakthrough on the way for people who need pacemakers.
Saint Jude Medical said that it received approval from a European health group to marketthe first pacemaker that doesnt require wires to attach to the heart.
The Nanostim pacemaker is implanted directly into the heart using a catheter-based procedure instead of having to create a pocket inside a patients chest.
More testing will be required before the device can get approval in the U.S.