By Dennis Thompson 

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 11, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Wireless pacemakers could be a safe and effective short-term option for children with slow heartbeats, a new study suggests.

Children with a heartbeat that’s too slow — a condition called bradycardia — need a pacemaker to keep their hearts beating normally.

Researchers successfully implanted wireless pacemakers into 62 kids to see if the cutting-edge devices could be safely used in children, according to a new report in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

“Leadless pacemaker technology is the wave of the future,” said lead researcher Dr. Maully Shah, director of cardiac electrophysiology in…


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