Pacemaker implanted in Minn. cat in a first for the state

02/14/2012 | WCCO-TV (Minneapolis)

Veterinary cardiologists at the University of Minnesota surgically implanted a pacemaker into Mousey, a cat who lives with boys recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. While the procedure is more common in dogs, "it’s extremely rare [in cats], it’s the first time that it’s been done in Minnesota and it’s the first time that we’ve done it in this office," said Dr. Christopher Stauthammer, a veterinary cardiologist for the university.

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