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US researchers power medical implants with heart’s energy

February 5, 2019

Implants such as pacemakers and defibrillators are powered by batteries that require replacement every five to ten years. The replacement surgeries are costly and could lead to complications and infections.

In the latest three-year research, the team aimed to eliminate the need for replacement by creating an energy source that will power the implantable biomedical devices over the patient’s entire life span.

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