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New pace maker developed that uses text messages to keep doctor informed.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-10 June 2002-New pace maker developed that uses text messages to keep doctor informed (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

A new pace maker has been developed by Germany-based Biotronik that is capable of sending a text message to a doctor if a problem is detected.

The pace maker is fitted with a chip that monitors the patient's heart and sends a text message via a mobile phone network if any irregularities are observed. The text message contains information on the rhythm of the heart in order to make it possible for the doctor to carry out remote diagnosis and get in touch with the patient if necessary.

To date, 20 people have been fitted with the pace maker.

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