Steady. Precise. Works well under pressure. Words that describe an expert marksman like Bob Eikey. And the Aveir VR Leadless Pacemaker System that keeps his heart in rhythm, stabile and true. It wasn't always that way. In fact, until a few months ago, Eikey knew he needed a targeted solution to a long-standing and deteriorating condition, but neither he, nor his medical team, knew exactly where to aim. Then, shortly after Eikey's lights went out, a light came on. It turns out he received his wake-up call by passing out. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. A Sure Hand and Uncertain Heart Eikey has always had the heart of a marksman. Literally. 'My heart rate was always low. It was usually about 55 beats per minute (BPM), which was great for when I was a competitive rifleman,' Eikey said. 'Having a lower heart rate is an advantage in most sports, but it's especially helpful when steadiness and calm are primary indicators of success.' Achievement in this sport came early and consistently to Eikey, who started competing in high school and continued in the military, winning numerous distinctions and expert ratings throughout his career. His love for the sport never wavering, he walked-on to the rifle team at Ohio State in 1998 becoming, at 30, the oldest Division I athlete in the country at the time. He went on to coach championship high school teams and continues to love the outdoors. He parlayed his Natural Resources (Wildlife Management) degree into a career as an environmental scientist, before starting his own landscaping firm. At 53, he is very active and very young at heart, but his body? Not so much.