Micra™ is the world's smallest pacemaker.1 Unlike most pacemakers that are placed in a patient's chest with leads running to the heart, Micra is a leadless pacemaker because it's implanted directly into the heart.
For most patients, the Micra design translates to fewer medical complications and fewer post-implant activity restrictions.
Tim lived with a traditional pacemaker for 18 years, but due to pre-existing health conditions, his device was causing him pain. His doctor told him about another option, a leadless pacemaker, which allowed him to focus on his life and his family instead of his pain and his condition.
After a series of fainting episodes halted Ross' running routine, he knew it was time to talk to his doctor. Together, they decided a leadless pacemaker was the best way to keep him on the trails.
For years, Janet dealt with fainting spells from bradycardia but had no idea the problem was with her heart. Once doctors understood her condition, they quickly recommended a leadless pacemaker.
See answers to frequently asked questions on implantable pacemaker systems.
Here are some things you might discuss when talking to your doctor.
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Comparing Micra VR CED vs. PAR. December 2021. Medtronic data on file.
El-Chami MF, Al-Samadi F, Clementy N. Updated performance of the Micra transcatheter pacemaker in the real-world setting: A comparison to the investigational study and a transvenous historical control. Heart Rhythm. 2018;15(12):1800-1807.