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SGMC conducts first Micra pacemaker procedure

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Published: Mar. 23, 2022 at 8:39 PM EDT
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VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) -South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) Cardiologist Center performed their first-ever inter cardiac Mica Pacemaker Wednesday on an 86-year-old patient who was having severe heart issues.

If you’re not familiar with a pacemaker, it’s inserted into your body and signals the heart to beat when the heartbeat is too slow or irregular. The Mica Pacemaker is inserted through the growing and sits inside of the right ventricle.

Meet Dr. Kamil Hanna. He is a Cardiologist at South Georgia Medical Center. Today he performed the first ever cardiac...

Posted by Alicia Lewis WALB on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Traditional pacemakers have lead wires that run between the pulse generator and the heart which can cause infections in the body later on.

“If you get an infection, the infection will spread to the leads, and we will have a real mess with that patient,” Dr. Kamil Hanna of SGMC says.

So with this device, there are no leads involved once it’s deployed then it’s in.

Dr. Hanna says anyone with second or third-degree heart blocks and signs of low heart rates should receive this device. He says the full procedure takes about an hour.

He’s proud of the services that he can provide to patients and wants to continue to help others get well.

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