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I Really Love Technology

September 29, 2010

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This isn’t the first time you will hear me say that “I Really Love Technology.”  But it’s true.  In March of this year, I got a chance to remember how technology has saved my life.  I had my first defibrillator replaced at that time.  I got a shiny new Medtronic Virtuoso II unit.  And things were fine […]

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14 Seconds From Eternity

December 15, 2005

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I started to feel strange… I checked my pulse… It took 8.75 seconds to charge… 29.5J of energy were delivered… I felt the explosion in my chest… After fourteen seconds, it was over. My Medtronic Gem III VR 7231 saved my life. I was in a lethal cardiac rythmn. The general term for this rythmn […]

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Guidant Recalls 50,000 Defibrillators

June 18, 2005

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After almost three years of having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) installed in my chest, I’ve come to the point where I don’t think very much about this thing. But that has not always been the case. During the first few months after installation, I had some horrible problems. My defibrillator (a Medtronic unit) misfired […]

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