World’s First Wireless Pacemaker Reports Results To Doctor Remotely

Posted Aug 12, 2009

Carol Kasyjanski, a heart patient in New York has become the first woman in the world to receive a pacemaker that connects wirelessly with monitoring services.  The monitoring services is then accessed daily by doctors.  “If there is anything abnormal,” stated Dr. Steven Greenberg of the St. Francis Arrhythmia and Pacemaker Center, “it will literally call the physician.” There are about 3 million people in the world that have pacemakers.  If the prototype works well with Kasyjanski, it is highly likely that wireless technology will become more accepted in health care.

[via Reuters]