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January 22, 1990 | From staff and wire reports
A tiny generator placed in the body to deliver life-saving electrical shocks to the heart has dramatically cut the death rate in people with heart rhythm disorders, a study shows. Patients who have been given the device faced a 25% chance of dying without it, and practically none would have survived five years. With the device, 94% survive five years and 85% survive 10 years, said Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1990 | From staff and wire reports
A tiny generator placed in the body to deliver life-saving electrical shocks to the heart has dramatically cut the death rate in people with heart rhythm disorders, a study shows. Patients who have been given the device faced a 25% chance of dying without it, and practically none would have survived five years. With the device, 94% survive five years and 85% survive 10 years, said Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
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