The new design eliminates the need for wires or a chest incision by entering the patient's body through a vein and lodging itself in the heart.
Ryan Cunnane is an electrophysiologist for the University of Michigan Health System.
"It's an exciting technology that I think has the opportunity to provide a lot of advantages to our patients."
Cunnane says it's a lot less invasive than older methods and has proven very effective during its initial clinical trials.
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