Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Pacemaker Editorial

Am I the only one that finds it annoying when news articles refer to other implanted devices as "pacemakers?" You see phrases like "pacemaker for pain" or "epilepsy pacemaker". I understand they're trying to relate it to something that is more well known, but to me it is misleading. A pacemaker "keeps the pace." It's all about maintaining timing. I know I'm nitpicking, but when I run a Google search to find the latest news, it's annoying to have to sift through articles that aren't really about pacemakers.

More Info On Natural Pacemakers

Here's an article that is a bit technical in nature, but indicates more progress is being made on being able to create biological pacemakers instead of inserting devices.

17 Pacemakers

Here's a story of a man who has had 17 pacemakers implanted since he was 2 years old.