FDA approves first wireless heart pacemaker

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The FDA has approved the first wireless heart pacemaker. (WPVI)

The FDA has approved the first wireless heart pacemaker.

The Micra Transcatheter system is a self-contained device.

It's just 1-inch long, it doesn't have wires and it's implanted by a flexible tube directly into the right pumping chamber of the heart.

So there's no big incision, and no bump at the collarbone.

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