In the world of science we are constantly seeing new advancements to enhance life. In the past week the FDA have approved a new pacemaker that not only requires no leads, but can also be implanted through the femoral artery. The new Micra Transcatheter Pacemaker is the smallest pacing device available and is implanted directly into the right ventricle chamber. Due to the size, the device uses a minimally invasive process compared to the traditional pacemaker. The new device can be used to for a myriad of dangerous heart arrhythmia’s. Current studies have highlighted the effectiveness of the new device and it will be interesting to see the outcomes of new trials over the coming years.
Below is a video showing an animation of how the device is implanted: