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Implantable defibrillator

An implantable defibrillator, shown on a chest X-ray.

Credit: Thirteen/Wnet

In a chilling episode of "Homeland" last year, a terrorist killed the vice president with a fiendishly clever weapon: a remote-control device that attacked the computerized defibrillator implanted in his chest.

From The New York Times
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