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‘Like Being Grilled Alive’: The Fear of Living With a Hackable Heart

A device connected to my heart could save my life. It could also be hacked.

Three nights before Christmas 2016, I was standing in my bathroom when a gallop broke out across my chest. It was ventricular tachycardia, a dangerous kind of arrhythmia where only one side of the heart pumps and does so at…




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