June 24, 2014
First Alabamian receives new retrievable, nonsurgical pacemaker
"It's not very often that a new therapy comes along that has as much potential as this new, leadless pacemaker does," said Vance Plumb, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease in the School of Medicine. "Historically, the weak link causing failure of pacing has been the leads, which this device eliminates. It's a big step forward in patient treatment and a milestone for cardiac rhythm treatment in Alabama."
- Alternate Title Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140618220556.htm