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Micra, the World's Smallest Pacemaker
Nathan Reed, MD, Cardiovascular Electrophysiologist, Deaconess Heart Group
Micra is the world’s smallest pacemaker, leaving no bump under the skin, no chest scar, and requiring no lead. I would describe the device as a quantum leap in pacemaker technology, and a large improvement for patients who need single-chamber pacing.
Treating Cancer-Related Pain
Laura Pauckner, FNP, Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Centers
Unfortunately, cancer often causes pain, making an already difficult journey even worse. The good news, however, is pain that is caused by cancer can be treated. Once under control, patients experience a better quality of life.