n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Leadless pacing : an advance in cardiac pacing : cardio news

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



In March 2015, Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) in Cape Town made history by becoming the first hospital in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and Turkey to implant the world's smallest pacemaker: the Medtronic Micra™ transcatheter pacing system (TPS). Three patients in Cape Town had this device successfully implanted by the GSH team, led by Dr Ashley Chin, as part of Medtronic's global pivotal clinical trial. After nearly one year of follow up, all three patients' pacemakers are functioning well with no pacemaker-related complications.

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