Medtronic gets FDA approval for new pacemaker

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(ABC 6 News) – Medtronic, a medical device company says it has FDA approval for its new pacemakers.

They offer longer battery-life and easier programming- compared to previous versions.

The Minnesota company said these new devices have 40-percent more battery life which is nearly 16 to 17 years.

Another plus, Medtronic says these are the worlds smallest pacemakers. They are about a tenth of the size and weighs less than 2 grams which is about the weight of a dime.