New Defibrillator Has Fewer Risks


By Molly Clifton

New research from the American Heart Association shows a new type of defibrillator implanted under the skin works well without touching the heart.

Last year, the FDA approved the implantable cardiac defibrillator that fits just under the skin.

The new study found it restored a normal heart rhythm in every case it was used.

Researchers say because it does not touch the heart like traditional defibrillators, it lowers the risk of infection and scarring.

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