British woman given world’s first in-heart ‘microcomputer’

A British woman has been implanted with the world’s first in-heart “microcomputer” – giving medics early warning if her condition deteriorates. 

Margaret McDermott from Birmingham is taking part in a UK clinical trial aimed at improving care for those with heart failure. 

She said the device, implanted in the heart’s left atrium, was a “miracle” which had already transformed the quality of her life, since she underwent surgery in July. 

Experts said the technology could prove “game-changing” and save the NHS tens of millions of pounds, by keeping patients healthy, and out of hospitals.

The wireless monitor, which is charged remotely, allows doctors to track patients with heart failure, which…