What is the Micra Pacemaker?
Comparable to traditional pacemakers, the Micra TPS is a miniaturized version designed to provide the most advanced pacing technology – all while being cosmetically invisible.
Made by Medtronic, the Micra TPS does not require cardiac wires (leads) or a surgical “pocket” under the skin to deliver a pacing therapy. This can have tremendous advantages to younger individuals and those with circulatory issues in the upper part of their body.
Designed to provide a safe alternative to conventional pacemakers – without the complications associated with leads – the Micra TPS is small enough to be delivered through a catheter and implanted directly into the heart with small tines and delivers electrical impulses that pace the heart through an electrode at the end of the device.