Advances in Human Augmentation: We Can Rebuild Him

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

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About the size of a tape measure, this implantable cardioverter defibrillator delivers a burst of electrical energy to the heart to terminate an arrhythmia. It's used to treat conditions such as an irregular heartbeat. The first implants of the device were performed in Beijing, Boston Scientific said in February.