(Undated) — A tiny pacemaker the size of an almond is being tested to help infants avoid invasive chest surgery. Researchers are currently testing the prototype on pigs. Health officials believe the device will result in shorter surgeries, quicker recovery times and lower medical costs. The new device would be placed just below the ribcage on infants and would only require a tiny incision. Doctors say it’s groundbreaking because the entire surgery is contained within the tiny incision. So far, there haven’t been any complications in the testing. The device is being presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018 in Chicago tomorrow.
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