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.
Ken, cardiac patient