Just to be clear the replacement surgery on a pacemaker is almost always done on an outpatient basis with local anesthetic.
It will be interesting to see how this factors into the gender selection battles in China. It is currently illegal in China to perform an ultrasound or a sonogram for purposes of telling the parents the gender of the child. There are clandestine ultrasound techs who drive around with the machines in their trunk and flee when the cops catch wind of what is going on. This could turn all of that on its head.
I know someone who works for this company, and it looks like a really great idea. Of course he said the problem was that Andersons always push for huge breakthroughs instead of incrmental developments. He used to always complain that they would never get a product out. Maybe they will though. Maybe they will