News of: Saturday, January 29 2005,

Pacemaker sends sms messages

Cardiologists of the VU Medical Centre have implanted the first pacemaker in the world that sends an sms message to the mobile phone of the cardiologist in case something is wrong.

The heart patient needs to carry with him a special kind of cell phone, that will transmit messages to a special network and the cardiologist's cell phone.

The cardiologist can see what is going on through an internet connection and take appropriate action.