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Aspin implanted with Medtronic pacer

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Secretary of Defense Les Aspin receives Medtronic's Elite II dual-chamber, rate-responsive cardiac pacemaker during March 18 surgical procedure at Georgetown University Medical Center Hospital in Washington, D.C. The device was implanted to treat Aspin's obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an off-label use. The Elite II was approved in December for treatment of bradycardia.



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