The most noticeable factor that distinguishes the MICRA Medtronic Pacemaker from conventional pacemakers is obviously the size, but that is not where the differences end. According to a global patient trial there were 48% fewer complications recorded with the MICRA Medtronic Pacemaker when compared with control pacemakers, and 99% of the cases resulted in a successful implant of the device.
Many traditional pacemakers are inserted into the body with leads. However, the MICRA Medtronic Pacemaker is inserted into the right ventricle via a catheter. This means that no leads are needed to insert the MICRA, making the procedure is minimally invasive.
MICRA is safe for use with MRI machines and airport security. Most household appliances that are in good working order, including microwave ovens and large appliances, are also safe to use with the MICRA Medtronic Pacemaker.