Transcatheter Pacing System: The world’s smallest cardiac pacemaker -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Transcatheter Pacing System: The world’s smallest cardiac pacemaker

In the case of cardiac arrhythmia, the normal heart rate gets out of balance due to various reasons. Treatment with medication is oftentimes sufficient to remedy the condition. In other cases, it is necessary to implant a cardiac pacemaker. Just like with any intervention, this type of surgery also involves risks. In the worst-case scenario, this can lead to abnormal wound healing or obliteration of the vascular system.

07/01/2015

Photo: Cardiac pacemaker next to transcatheter pacemaker

The Transcatheter Pacing System is only one-tenth of the size of a normal cardiac pacemaker; © Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf, Unternehmenskommunikation

Photo: Dr. Shin during the minimally invasive interventio

PD Dr. Shin during the minimally invasive intervention: The transcatheter pacemaker is inserted via the femoral vein of the patient;& copy; Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf, Unternehmenskommunikation

Photo: Radiograph with transcatheter pacemaker in the middle

Radiograph of a heart: The transcatheter pacemaker is clearly to identify. Tiny nitinol anchors ensure that the pacemaker remains at its predetermined place;© Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf, Unternehmenskommunikation

Photo: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

©B. Frommann