[fusion_dropcap boxed="yes" boxed_radius="5" class="fusion-content-tb-dropcap"]F[/fusion_dropcap]LINT, MI (WNEM) – A local man is getting his life back thanks to some tiny technology.

He is being kept alive by a device the size of a large vitamin.

He is the first person in Mid-Michigan to receive one of the world’s smallest pacemakers. It is so small it can be placed directly into a chamber of the heart…

“His heart was actually pausing for a few seconds. Additionally, it was beginning to get very, very slow at times. When we looked at his case, the option of a regular pacemaker was not a choice for him,” Hassan said.