Throughout the world the technology of cardiac pacing continues to expand. For many patients cardiac technology such as, pacemakers is the appropriate treatment for their cardiac condition. Yet for other patients being implanted with a cardiac pacemaker disrupts the human dimension of being holistic. The added dimension of cybernetics has the capacity to induce states of confusion and fear of technology. War veterans are a specific group of interest. The personal narratives of war veterans have been captured and interpreted within the framework of Interpretive Interactionism. This book reveals a fascinating connection between war veterans and the innovation of cardiac pacemakers. The narratives of war veterans invoke the question: who benefits when the private condition becomes a public issue. All individuals and organisations involved in cardiac technology will find this book informative and evocative.