Test driving pacemakers

[KARE-TV, June 22, 2015] A medical conference in Italy is sparking conversation about pacemakers.

Researchers at the University of Iowa looked at six patients who spent two to three weeks with a temporary pacemaker. At the end of the trial period, all six went with the permanent one. "There is some low-risk of infection to do that sort of testing," said Dr. Charles Gornick, director of electrophysiology at the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

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