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Wilson Greatbatch/Inventor


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    I wanted everyone to know that last week I had the privlege of touring and speaking at Wlson Greatbatch Technologies in Buffalo NY. Many of you may not know Wilson Greatbatch, but he invented the pacemaker and the lithium batteries by which many of us are powered. I spoke to over 700 employees at the "HotDog Day" picnic, which was actually WG's 84th birthday party!

    Now over 700 more people have been informed of HCM !! Basically, I spoke of the disease and how WG and his employees have enabled me to continue on with my life with few limitations. (my Guidant ventak prism II,defibrillator/dual chamber pacemaker is virtually all GB components.)

    I was very humbled by Mr. Greatbatch and his wonderful attitude towards life. I know that we all should be thankful for his existence.

    Good Health to ALL!


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    Tricia, I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Greatbatch a few yrs ago. I know exactly what you mean about his attitude and the humbling experience. At that time, he told me he was ready to start a new career, take his electrical engineering degree and use it for something besides biomed - I think he prob just added to his career, and didn't change fields at all! He is truly amazing! Happy BD to Mr. Greatbatch - Linda


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      HP To a wonderful man! Yes Tricia you are right he is amazing. I was thrilled to meet him and thank him for all his hard work. He smiled when he found out that I had had a device since 1992 and all had been due to his work!

      Nice Job TRICIA!!!

      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)