ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Jude Medical says it's received European approval to market the first pacemaker that doesn't require wires to attach to the heart.
The device was developed by a California-based company with funding from St. Jude.
The Nanostim pacemaker is implanted directly into the heart using a catheter-based procedure, instead of having to create a pocket in the chest. St. Jude is still doing testing required before requesting U.S. approval.
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