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Please tell me this isn't true

I am praying some of the information in a New York Times article regarding pacemakers (implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, or ICDs) is in error, is fabricated, is untrue, is a lie or a dream. How can it be that

device makers have begun designing [implantable cardioverter-defibrillators] to connect to the Internet, which allows doctors to monitor patients from remote locations.

Can such a device actually have been approved by the governmental bodies who regulate the medical device industry? Did a group of sentient beings actually decide it was OK to connect a pacemaker to the Internet so doctors could surf the status of patients' pacemakers?

My incredulity is like a burning light that's driving me insane. end of article



If that governmental body is of Senator Stevens' ilk, then I wouldn't be surprised one bit.