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7Healthcast: Mini pacemaker

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Now a mini stand-alone pacemaker can be inserted into the heart without surgery.   

The small cylinder runs on a battery and is inserted through an artery in the groin.

A traditional pacemaker would take about an hour for doctors to insert now it takes only 20 minutes.

The FDA is testing the safety of this new device.

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