Pacemakers hold promise for canine longevity

10/8/2010 | Google

A growing number of dogs with heart ailments are leading longer lives with the aid of technology previously only used in humans: pacemaker implants. A couple of decades ago, only 100 to 200 dogs a year received implants; today that number is between 300 and 500, according to David Sisson, a professor of cardiovascular medicine at Oregon State University.

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