Teenage patient implanted with a micro-pacemakerNovember 30, 2017
After introducing the smallest pacemaker in the world to treat adult patients, doctors from PUMS Lord’s Transfiguration Hospital have now sucecssfully used this type of device to save a teenage girl. Having been born with a congenital heart disease, the patient has lived with various types of traditional pacemakers, but after her heart was attacked by infections, the best solution was to use a much smaller device.
The procedure was performed in Poland on a teenage patient only for the second time. Because the size of the new device, the operation was minimally-invasive and the patient can be released home after just one week to lead a normal life.
News report in Polish: http://poznan.tvp.pl/35011348/stymulator-w-sercu-nastolatki.