• Short Summary

    THIS IS THREE AND ONE-HALF-YEAR-OLD JENNIFER GUARASCIO. SINCE JULY 1973 JENNIFER HAS BEEN USING A?

  • Description

    THIS IS THREE AND ONE-HALF-YEAR-OLD JENNIFER GUARASCIO. SINCE JULY 1973 JENNIFER HAS BEEN USING A UNIQUE RECHARGEABLE PACEMAKER TO INCREASE HER HEART RATE FROM SLOW TO NEAR-NORMAL. SHE JOINS SOME SIXTY THOUSAND OTHER AMERICANS WHO HAVE HEART PACEMAKERS IMPLANTED EVERY YEAR.

    DEVELOPED BY JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY, THE PACEMAKER MAKES USE OF POWER CELLS ORIGINALLY USED ABOARD SATELLITES IN SPACE. IT IS ??? THE THICKNESS AND ONE-THIRD THE VOLUME OF EARLIER MODELS, AND CAN BE PAINLESSLY RECHARGED FROM OUTSIDE THE BODY FOR TWENTY YEARS. THIS ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR SURGERY EVERY TWO YEARS TO REMOVE AND REPLACE BATTERIES.

    MRS. KATHLEEN GUARASCIO TEALS WHAT THE NEW DEVICE HAS MEANT TO HER DAUGHTER, JENNIFER.

    WHAT THE PACEMAKER DOES IS SEND AN ELECTRICAL IMPULSE TO THE HEART SPEEDING UP JENNIFER'S HEARTBEAT FROM A SLOW RATE OF 40 TO A NORMAL 72 BEATS A MINUTE. AND NORMAL SHE IS. SHE DOES NEARLY EVERYTHING A HEALTHY YOUNGSTER CAN DO, AND ESPECIALLY ENJOYS PLAYING WITH HER BROTHERS, COUSINS AND FRIENDS. HER ROUTINE IS DIFFERENT FOR ONLY 90 MINUTES A WEEK WHEN SHE RECHARGES THE PACEMAKER BATTERIES.

    THE BASIC CONCEPT FOR THE LONG-LIFE BATTERY IN JENNIFER'S PACEMAKER HAS BEEN PROVEN IN OVER TEN YEARS OF SPACE USE.... A GOOD EXAMPLE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR SPACE NOW BEING USED TO HELP PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAP6ZJJTN8HI5F5A2SP1V7JAM7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAP6ZJJTN8HI5F5A2SP1V7JAM7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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