Self-Contained Within the Heart
If you are experiencing arrhythmia or a slow heart rate, you may need a pacemaker. The Micra® pacemaker is different from conventional pacemakers because it does not require pacing leads or a pacemaker pocket to place the device. The Micra leadless pacemaker is placed directly in the heart through a catheter inserted into a vein in the groin. It is completely self-contained within the heart. The procedure does not require an incision in the chest and it does not create a scar or bump under the skin.
Benefits of the Micra Pacemaker
- Very small, about one inch long and a quarter-inch wide
- Takes considerably less time to place than traditional pacemakers
- Adjusts your heart rate automatically by sensing changes in your body
- Has an 8-to-13 year battery life
- Is safe for MRI scanners
The Micra can be used in patients of any age, but is particularly suited for older individuals in frail health.
Get a Physician Referral
If you need a referral to a cardiac specialist or other physician at Texoma Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 903-416-3627.