Advances in Health: World’s Smallest Pacemaker

Advances in Health

Doctors at Hartford Hospital recently implanted the world’s smallest pacemaker. It’s called the Micra transcatheter pacing system, and it’s designed for patients who need a single-chamber pacemaker. 

Since the Micra pacing system has no leads like a traditional pacemaker, complications such as dislodgment or fracture of these wires are eliminated.  There is also a lower risk of infection and there is no visible scar, like we see with traditional pacemakers. 

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