15-minute-old infant receives pacemaker at Stanford hospital

02/17/2012 | Yahoo!

An infant diagnosed in the womb with a severe heart disorder and who had the abnormally low heart rate of 45 beats per minute at birth was implanted with a pacemaker just 15 minutes after she was born. The device is expected to last the baby for approximately 10 years, according to doctors who performed the procedure at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

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