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Today, pacemakers function as microcomputers, detecting their own malfunctions, and they are designed in different sizes and forms to suit each patient.
I have never heard of one exploding in someone's body, and they are still alive? I would certainly be interested in seeing the article or story on this event.
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Hey all, interesting topic.
This young woman probably had a n implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) looks very similar to a pacemaker, except that it is slightly larger. It has a generator, one or more leads, and an electrode for each lead. These components work very much like a pacemaker. However, the ICD is designed to deliver an electrical shock to the heart when the heart rate becomes dangerously fast, or “fibrillates.”