St. Elizabeth’s hospital implants first significantly small pac - KMOV.com

St. Elizabeth’s hospital implants first significantly small pacemaker

Posted: Updated:
St. Elizabeth’s hospital announced the first implantation of one of the world’s smallest pacemakers. (Credit: KMOV) St. Elizabeth’s hospital announced the first implantation of one of the world’s smallest pacemakers. (Credit: KMOV)
O'FALLON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

St. Elizabeth’s hospital announced the first implantation of one of the world’s smallest pacemakers.

The Micra Transcatheter pacing system or TPS is a new type of heart device.

The device is about a one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers or approximately the size of a large vitamin.

Surgeons implanted the TPS in an 80-year-old woman from Steeleville, Ill. who suffered from an irregular heart rhythm.

Copyright 2018 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly