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What are the benefits of the Micra TPS pacemaker?

The Micra TPS pacemaker offers a number of benefits. The Micra TPS pacemaker implant does not require a surgical incision in the chest and the creation of a “pocket” under the skin, in contrast to traditional pacemaker implant procedures. This eliminates a potential source of complications, and any visible sign of the device.

One-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker and comparable in size to a large vitamin, the Micra TPS pacemaker is delivered directly into the heart through a catheter inserted in the femoral vein. Once positioned, the pacemaker is securely attached to the heart wall and can be repositioned or retrieved if needed. The miniature device does not require the use of wires, known as “leads,” to connect to the heart. Attached to the heart via small tines, the pacemaker delivers electrical impulses that pace the heart through an electrode at the end of the device. The Medtronic Micra TPS is an investigational device worldwide.

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