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Advances in Human Augmentation: We Can Rebuild Him

By Olga Kharif - 2012-03-07T02:05:27Z

Courtesy Medtronic, Inc.

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Therapeutic Shocks

Medtronic Inc.

Approved by the FDA last year, the Protecta implantable cardioverter defibrillator features a technology that uses algorithms that recognize life-threatening arrhythmias and deliver therapeutic shocks when appropriate. Implantable defibrillators are designed to provide lifesaving shocks or painless pacing to stop life-threatening fast or irregular heartbeats, which can lead to sudden death.