Hadassah

Hadassah Implants Its First Wireless Pacemakers

Monday, Nov 23 2015

Two doctors performing surgery.

A 63-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man are the first recipients of wireless pacemakers at the Hadassah Medical Organization.

The Micra pacemaker, which has just been introduced in Israel, is less than one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers--comparable in size to a large vitamin. It is delivered to the heart using a catheter inserted at the groin, through the patient’s arteries. Traditional pacemakers are implanted through an incision in the chest and connected to the heart with a wire.

Rather than use wires, known as "leads," to deliver pacing therapy, this new device is attached to the heart via small tines and delivers electrical impulses that pace the heart through an electrode at the end of the device.  

"It went fantastically," said Senior Cardiologist Dr. David Luria of Hadassah’s Electrophysiology Unit, who implanted the pacemakers.

Comments

No comments yet.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Monday, May 20 2019

Hadassah Surgeons Turn “Hopeless” Case Into a Medical Success Story

“Malka,” 34, was expecting her fifth child during her medical residency near Tel Aviv. At the 30 weeks’ ultrasound, her doctor’s face fell. “He kept saying, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry,’ ” said Malka. “He told me there wasn’t any hope. My baby’s heart defect was too serious.” 

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, May 16 2019

First of Its Kind in Israel: Cardiac Catheterization at Hadassah on Under Two-Pound Baby

A cardiac catheterization, the first of its kind in Israel, was successfully performed this week at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem on a fragile premature infant, weighing under two pounds.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, May 15 2019

How Much Do You Know About Your Liver and Hadassah’s Life-Saving Liver Treatments?

Three pounds of reddish-brown tissue tucked under the diaphragm, your liver churns out over 1,000 different types of enzymes to help you digest food, store energy, and wash out toxins

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, May 13 2019

Grappling with Life Post-Trauma: Hadassah Therapist Offers Advice

As we return to normal life in the aftermath of terror attacks, whether in synagogues, churches, or other settings in our local communities, how do we cope?

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More