PA live! (WBRE) — Tuesday on PA live!, Rachel spoke with Dr. Rajesh Banker, a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist.

The first person in the United States has just received the world’s first dual chamber, leadless pacemaker system, a new innovation by Abbott roughly 1/10 the size of a traditional pacemaker.

This new pacemaker allows two chambers of the heart to communicate with each other wirelessly for the first time.

Dr. Banker explains why this new technology is such a game changer. This is the first major advancement in pacemaker technology in roughly 50 years!

Dr. Banker also discusses how this new system improves the experience for the patient.

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