Dr. Maheer Gandhavadi looks at a tiny pacemaker, a demonstration version of the one he recently implanted in an 80-year-old patient at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. It is only 2.6 centimeters in length, making it the world’s tiniest, at only one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers. Gandhavadi is medical director of electrophysiology at Providence. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Dr. Maheer Gandhavadi looks at a tiny pacemaker, a demonstration version of the one he recently implanted in an 80-year-old patient at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. It is only 2.6 centimeters in length, making it the world’s tiniest, at only one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers. Gandhavadi is medical director of electrophysiology at Providence. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Small and stimulating: Tiniest pacemaker now available here

One-tenth as big as traditional ones, it was recently implanted in an 80-year-old Mukilteo man.

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