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World's tiniest pacemaker

pacemaker_nickelThe world’s smallest cardiac pacemaker—the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS)—was found to have significantly fewer major complications than conventional pacing systems in an international clinical trial.

Results showed that the Micra TPS, which is comparable in size to a large vitamin, was successfully implanted in nearly all patients, and approximately 96 percent of patients experienced no major complications (51 percent fewer than seen in patients with conventional systems.)

Emory Healthcare cardiologists were the first in Georgia and among the first in the country to begin implanting the Micra TPS, which requires no wires or incisions. Emory was the top enrolling U.S. site in the trial. “This will likely be the way pacemakers are implanted in the future,” says Emory site principal investigator Michael Lloyd, a cardiac electrophysiologist and associate professor of medicine.

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"Clinical trial demonstrates high implant success of world's smallest pacemaker" (11/16/2015

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