Sixteen Czechs fitted with first wireless pacemakers

Sixteen Czechs have received wireless pacemakers, the head of the cardiology department of Prague’s Na Homolce hospital, Professor Petr Neužil, said on Tuesday. The patients are the first people in the world to have been fitted with the revolutionary new US-developed Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker technology, said the professor, who carried out the operations in conjunction with American experts. The devices contain a battery and a pacemaker in one and are implanted directly into the heart.

Author: Ian Willoughby