Pantai Hospitals’ first leadless pacemaker procedure was conducted by Dr Ernest Ng Wee Oon, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist on the 12th July 2018 at PHKL. The leadless pacemaker or Micra TPS pacemaker is an implant that does not require surgical incision in the chest or creation of a pocket under the skin in contrast to traditional pacemaker implant procedures. The life span of this leadless pacemaker is between 10-12 years. The pacemaker delivers electrical impulses that pace the heart through an electrode at the end of the device. It is used to treat abnormal heart rhythm.
To know more about how it is implanted in the heart, watch it here www.youtube.com/watch?v=R64Fw9zaq-M