• 1 Department of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, CHU/Université de Bordeaux, Avenue Magellan, 33604 Pessac, France L'Institut de Rythmologie et de Modélisation Cardiaque LIRYC, CHU/Université de Bordeaux/INSERM U1045, Pessac, France
  • 2 Clinical Electrophysiology Department of Cardiology, Medical Centre, Hungarian Defence Forces, Budapest, Hungary
  • 3 Clinical EP Lab and Arrhythmia Center, Fuwai Hospital, Beijing, China
  • 4 Division of Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, CARE Hospitals and CARE Foundation, Hyderabad, India
  • 5 Department of Cardiology, Kyorin University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • 6 Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 7 Medtronic, Mounds View, MN, USA
Europace, 2015 May;17(5):807-13.
PMID: 25855677 DOI: 10.1093/europace/euv026


Recent advances in miniaturization technologies and battery chemistries have made it possible to develop a pacemaker small enough to implant within the heart while still aiming to provide similar battery longevity to conventional pacemakers. The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is a miniaturized single-chamber pacemaker system that is delivered via catheter through the femoral vein. The pacemaker is implanted directly inside the right ventricle of the heart, eliminating the need for a device pocket and insertion of a pacing lead, thereby potentially avoiding some of the complications associated with traditional pacing systems.

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