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Pacemaker patch passes probe by US watchdog

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If I stop posting...

... after the 24th of October, you may assume the patch killed me.

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Good luck Mr Git

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Thanks Korev. Given the procedure is at the Royal Hobart Hospital Habattoir I might need it!

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Risk?

Out of curiosity, how do they calculate those risks? The precision of the figures suggests they have identified a number of scenarios in which things might go wrong - so why haven't they fixed those scenarios? Surely we're getting into unknown unknowns territory here - which is inherently rather hard to quantify.

And what if someone has rooted their pacemaker to speed it up during rumpy-pumpy?

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It may be there is a tiny risk, if you are female, 6ft tall and of Asian decent. i.e. something completely out of their control.

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"And what if someone has rooted their pacemaker to speed it up during rumpy-pumpy?"
That reads rather oddly in the Australian vernacular. Rooted = fucked!

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"t may be there is a tiny risk, if you are female, 6ft tall and of Asian decent"
But that's because the device and its control system are Linux-based. If it was Windows everyone would be at risk.

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St Jude?

The patron saint of hopeless cases?

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"The patron saint of hopeless cases?"
Saint Jude is the patron saint of the Chicago Police Department...

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Re: St Jude? - patron saint of the Chicago Police Department...

So AC was on the money then.

All the best to you when you get the update.

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Boom-didi-boom

Obligatory Xkcd Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren SFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nTBNHwar5o

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Manufacturer Reason for Recall ..

"Transmitter may initiate a software reset resulting in backup operation in some implanted St. Jude Medical Radio Frequency (RF) enabled Implantable Cardioverter Assura, Unify Assura, and Quadra Assura ICDs and Assurity and Allure Pacemakers."

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