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Medtronic device saves a life by taking a bullet

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.

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