Southampton heart experts fit world's smallest pacemaker

Heart experts in Southampton have become the first in the UK to fit a patient with a new pill-sized pacemaker.

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Southampton heart experts fit world's smallest pacemaker

Experts have fitted the world's smallest pacemaker Credit: Southampton University Hospital

Heart experts in Southampton have become the first in the UK to fit a patient with a new pill-sized pacemaker. The device, which is wireless, is the smallest in the world and is a tenth of the size of traditional models.

Pacemaker is a tenth of the size of traditional models Credit: Southampton University Hospital

It's placed inside the wall of the heart which means no lead is needed to transmit signals.

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