Kentucky hospital 1st in US to implant Bluetooth heart device

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A surgical team at St. Elizabeth Edgewood (Ky.) Hospital recently performed the first implantation of a Bluetooth-connected cardiac defibrillator in the U.S.

The device, called the Abbott Gallant, is a biventricular implantable cardiac defibrillator that earned FDA approval in July and is the first to wirelessly pair with a smartphone app for patients. 

Mohamad Sinno, MD, a cardiac electrophysiology specialist at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, led the procedure. 

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