New pacemaker service for Isle of Man Noble's Hospital
Patients on the Isle of Man who need pacemaker surgery can now have their treatment on the island instead of having to travel to Liverpool.
Facilities at Noble's Hospital in Douglas have been improved after a £40,000 bequest.
Only complex cases will have to be seen at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.
Consultant Cardiologist Dr Jan Tibitanzl said the service "reduces the distress of patients and relatives".
Pacemakers monitor and record the heart's electrical activity and heart rhythm and can send electrical pulses, which help keep the heart beating regularly.
The newest pacemakers can monitor the patient's blood temperature, breathing rate, and other factors, and adjust the heart rate to changes in activity.