Old Pacemakers Are Being Re-Purposed For Animals.

Old Pacemakers Are Being Re-Purposed For Animals.

So when a person outgrows / transcends their pacemaker as new tech comes along or their needs change, the old pacemaker is usually destroyed. Obviously there would be medical liability in putting a second-hand pacemaker in another, human patient but instead of destroying these, they’re donating them to UGA and putting them in dogs with serious need.
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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.