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September 27, 2012

Medtronic pacemaker

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Medtronic pacemaker

Cardiac pacemaker manufactured between 1957 and 1958 by Medtronic Incorporated.  The model 5800 pacemaker is housed in a white phenolic plastic case with metal hardware. This type of pacemaker was first used post-operatively on children until their hearts healed and could pace beats on their own.  Adults began wearing them more permanently circa 1958.

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