World’s Smallest Pacemaker Successfully Implanted by Saifee Hospital Surgeons

Saifee Hospital successfully performed a cardio surgery using a leadless pacemarker. Unlike most pacemakers that are placed in patient’s chest with leads running to the heart, the leadless pacemaker consists of nano technology capsule which is implanted through the groin into the heart. This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, reducing the patient’s pain and stress considerably. This is only the third of its kind surgery in Mumbai so far, owing to the fact that only select cardiologists in India have access to and expertise to work with this advanced pacemaker.

Pacemakers are the most common way to treat bradycardia. They help restore the heart’s normal rhythm and relieve symptoms of the condition by sending electrical impulses to the heart to increase the heart rate. This leadless pacemaker is known to be less invasive, self-contained, and 93% smaller in size.

“The surgery requires special training and expertise which is not widely available in our country as yet. Besides, not many hospitals have the infrastructure like the Saifee Hospital which gives doctors a bandwidth to perform a surgery of this kind. There are very few …

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