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Researchers develop the first fully-implantable micropacemaker designed for fetal use.

Comparative sizes of fetal and adult pacemakers.  Credit: Image courtesy of Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute.

A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete heart block. The team has done preclinical testing and optimization as reported in the journal Heart Rhythm. The micropacemaker has been designated a Humanitarian Use Device by the US Food

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