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MAGNETIC ‘BRACELET’ TO TREAT ACID REFLUX ‘IS SAFE AND REPRESENTS THE NEXT GENERATION IN HEARTBURN TREATMENT’

A bracelet-like device to treat patients with heartburn is safe and effective, relieving pain for up to five years, a study has found. The LINX device which is made up of magnetic beads, is implanted via key-hole surgery, and sits around the muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012, to help treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

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