Scripps Doctor Implants Tiny Heart Monitor in Man's Chest

An out-of-sync heartbeat has sent retired funny car racer Chuck Beal to the hospital twice, but the 71-year-old speedster hopes that a tiny new heart monitor recently implanted in his chest will keep him home in the future.

Beal is among the first in the nation to have the device, called a Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor, inserted under his skin by Scripps Clinic cardiologist John Rogers, MD.

Read more about the remarkable LINQ heart monitor in the U-T San Diego article Scripps Doctor Implants Tiny Heart Monitor in Man’s Chest and in the KPBS article San Diego Man Receives World’s Smallest Implantable Heart Monitor.

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