A Pacemaker Self-Contained in the Heart

If you're experiencing heart arrhythmia (mixed electrical signals) or a slow heart rate, you may need a pacemaker. The Micra® pacemaker is different from conventional pacemakers because the device does not require pacing leads or an external pocket (in the chest) in which to place the device.

The Micra lead-less pacemaker is placed directly into the heart (not adjacent) and through a thin catheter inserted into a vein in the groin. It's completely self-contained within the heart. The procedure does not require an incision in the chest and typically 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 the body
  • A long 8-13 year battery life
  • Safe for MRI scanners

The Micra can be used in patients of any age but is particularly suited for seniors in frail health.

Get a doctor referral

Call for a  free physician referral at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, TX, 903-416-3627 or search for a physician online.

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