Few Medical Devices are Made for Young Children

November 5, 2013
There is no such thing as a baby pacemaker, or a defibrillator for kids. For children with an irregular heartbeat, the only option is an adult device. Pacemakers are placed into children’s abdomens because there isn’t enough room in their chests. As their bodies grow, they face years of surgeries as the adult devices are replaced or modified.
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