39th year  -  N° 110                 Friday, 19 April 2024         Antwerpen		
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Wednesday 8th of October 1958

66 years ago He Paced for a Few Hours Only

43-year-old heart patient Arne Larsson receives the first pacemaker implanted by cardiac surgeon Åke Senning in Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.

Larsson lived for another forty-three years and during that time went through twenty-six pacemakers. The first device lasted only a few hours.