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Researchers aim to use light--not electric jolts--to restore healthy heartbeats

August 28, 2013

the optrode delivers blue light to the heart When a beating heart slips into an irregular rhythm, the treatment is electric current from a pacemaker or defibrillator. But the electricity itself can cause pain, tissue damage and other side effects. Now, researchers want to replace jolts with a gentler remedy: light. Full Story

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