Medtronic gets FDA approval for new pacemaker
(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.