Is Micra™ for every patient?
Micra™ is intended for patients with specific pacing needs. Ask your doctor if Micra™ is an option for you.
How is Micra™ placed into my heart?
Your doctor will insert a straw-like catheter into a vein in your upper thigh and use the catheter to move Micra™ into the right ventricle of your heart. The catheter is then removed.
Are MRI scans okay with my Micra™?
Micra™ was designed, tested, and approved to be used safely with MRI scanners. Your Micra™ ID card specifies the implanted device model. If your doctor has questions about scanning eligibility, he or she should contact a Medtronic representative or Medtronic Technical Services.
Will items containing magnets affect my Micra™?
We recommend keeping items containing magnets at least 6 inches/15 centimeters away from your Micra™. This includes mobile phones, magnetic therapy products, stereo speakers, and handheld massagers. We recommend avoiding putting a mobile phone in your shirt pocket or using magnetic mattress pads and pillows.
Is it safe to go through an airport metal detector?
Yes, you can safely go through airport security with your Micra™.
Are household appliances safe to use?
Yes, household appliances that are properly maintained and in good working order are safe. This includes microwave ovens, major appliances, electric blankets, and heating pads.
Can I exercise or resume my regular activities?
Yes, you should be able to return to your usual activities, as long as you do not exceed your fitness level. Discuss questions about specific activities with your doctor.
Does Micra™ last forever?
No, Micra™ has a battery and the battery life depends on your heart condition. The estimated average longevity is between 8 and 13 years.3,4 Individual patient experience may vary. Your doctor will check on the battery when you come in for a checkup.
What happens when the Micra™ battery runs low?
When a new device is needed, the Micra™ device may be either simply turned off or removed from the body before a new Micra™ device or traditional pacemaker system is implanted. Your doctor will determine what is best for you.5,6
How often will I need to visit the doctor after Micra™ is implanted?
Your doctor will decide how often he or she wants to see you. Typically, your first follow-up appointment is one month after implant, with additional follow-ups every 6 to 12 months.
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3 Medtronic Micra™ AV MC1AVR1 Device Manual. January 2020.
4 Pender J, Whiting J. Micra AV Battery Longevity. January 2020. Medtronic data on file.
5 Medtronic Micra MC1VR01 Clinician Manual. November 2014.
6 Reynolds D, Duray GZ, Omar R, et al. A Leadless Intracardiac Transcatheter Pacing System. N Engl J Med. February 11, 2016;374(6):533-541.