The Pioneer Press catches a remarkable story about a Medtronic heart implant:
“Defibrillators usually save people by delivering jolts, not absorbing them.
But doctors in Florida are reporting the case of a 61-year-old gunshot victim who was spared more serious injury when the bullet lodged in his implantable cardiac defibrillator.”
The story comes from a recent medical journal article (available for purchase here). A physician blogger, Dr. Westby Fisher, highlighted the journal article in a blog post Monday and has a photo of the bullet-stopping implant.