Micra Pacemakers
Transcatheter pacing systems for bradycardia
(slow heart rate)

Meet Micra, our leadless pacemaker

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.

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  • Less invasive — Micra is placed in the heart via a vein in the leg. The procedure requires no chest incision and, unlike conventional pacemakers, does not create a scar or bump under the skin.
  • Self-contained — Micra is completely self-contained within the heart. It eliminates potential medical complications arising from a chest incision and from wires running from a conventional pacemaker into the heart.
  • Small — Micra is 93% smaller than conventional pacemakers, about the size of a large vitamin capsule.2

For most patients, the Micra design translates to fewer medical complications and fewer post-implant activity restrictions. 

Patient testimonials

Tim

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.

 

Ross

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.

 

Janet

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.  

Frequently asked questions

See answers to frequently asked questions on implantable pacemaker systems.

Pacemaker resources

Find a Micra doctor

Enter your zip code below to find a doctor near you who is experienced in Micra leadless pacing therapy.

How to talk with your doctor

Here are some things you might discuss when talking to your doctor.

  • Ask your doctor if a Micra leadless pacemaker is an option for you.
    While nearly half of all pacemaker patients may be eligible for a leadless pacemaker, it’s intended for specific pacing needs.3
  • Talk with your doctor about the potential benefits and risks of a leadless pacemaker.
    There are many potential benefits to a leadless pacemaker, including no visible bump or scarring on your chest and a lower risk of complications.4 However, like all pacemakers, there are some risks associated. Your doctor can discuss how you can continue to enjoy your everyday activities and hobbies. 
  • Discuss next steps.
    If you and your doctor decide Micra is right for you, ask about next steps.

Contact information

If you have any questions about your device, contact Medtronic Patient Services.

1-800-551-5544

7 a.m.–6 p.m. CT, Monday–Friday

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Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

References

1

Nippoldt D, Whiting J. Micra Transcatheter Pacing System: Device Volume Characterization Comparison. November 2014. Medtronic data on file.

2

Williams E, Whiting J. Micra Transcatheter Pacing System Size Comparison. November 2014. Medtronic data on file.

3

Comparing Micra VR CED vs. PAR. December 2021. Medtronic data on file.

4

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.