Squamish man first in BC to receive under-the-skin defibrillator (St. Paul's Hospital)

“The easiest way to understand it is it’s kind of like having a life jacket for your heart, it’s always there listening to protect me.”

New advances in implantable defibrillators have spawned a new device which can reset a racing or irregular heartbeat, without wires threaded through the veins of a heart.

And a 45 year old man from Squamish is the first in B.C. to receive it.

Matt Lee reports.

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