On June 30th, Dr. Satish Tiyyagura performed the first Micra™ pacemaker implant at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the first in Passaic County. Manufactured by Medtronic, Micra is a new, miniaturized and minimally invasive option to treat bradycardia, also known as a slow heartbeat.
If you have a slow heartbeat, your doctor may recommend an implantable heart device called a pacemaker. A pacemaker is a pacing system which usually includes both a pacemaker generator and leads.
About the Micra™ Pacemaker
This new, miniaturized and minimally invasive approach using the Micra™ Transcatheter pacing system can mean fewer post-implant activity restrictions and no obstructions to shoulder movement. Specifically, Micra™ is:
- 93% smaller than traditional pacemakers.
- the size of a large vitamin capsule, and has a battery that lasts as long as a traditional pacemaker
- implanted into the heart through a vein in your leg and does not require a lead
Contact Heart and Vascular North Jersey at (201) 475- 5050 to learn more about this new procedure.