Arne Larsson

Arne Larsson, (26 May 1915[1] – 28 December 2001), was the first patient who depended on an artificial cardiac pacemaker. The first two pacemakers were implanted by Åke Senning in 1958. Arne lived for another forty-three years and during that time went through twenty-six pacemakers.[2]

Arne Larsson
A picture of Arne Larsson tying a boat to a dock.
Arne Larsson tying a boat to a dock.
Born(1915-05-26)26 May 1915
Skultuna, Sweden
Died28 December 2001(2001-12-28) (aged 86)
Nacka, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
Known forThe first patient who depended on an artificial cardiac pacemaker

He died from melanoma on 28 December 2001 after being diagnosed two years prior.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Plummer, Chris (July 2006). "Pacemakers: where is the block?" (PDF). Geriatric Medicine. Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd: 57–64. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-16. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  2. ^ "The Body", by Bill Bryson, p. 121
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/18/world/arne-h-w-larsson-86-had-first-internal-pacemaker.html