Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021
Bahwan Healthcare Centre (BHC), a flagship company under Suhail Bahwan Group, and National Heart Centre (NHC) of The Royal Hospital have announced that it is the first hospital in Oman to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker, Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS).

Bahwan Healthcare Centre, National Heart Centre attain new milestone

Dr Najib al Rawahi and Dr Ismail al Abri, cardiac electrophysiologists, NHC, effectively implanted these devices on two individuals. The device is a patented solution by Medtronic, a single of the world’s renowned bio-health-related engineering solution businesses represented in Oman by Bahwan Healthcare Centre.

The miniaturised Micra transcatheter pacing program (TPS) is the world’s smallest pacemaker, delivered by way of a minimally invasive strategy, straight into the correct ventricle and does not need the use of wires identified as leads. Dr Rawahi mentioned, “With the successful implantation of the first leadless pacemaker, the first in Oman, at the National Heart Centre of The Royal Hospital, we have achieved a major milestone in the use of nanotechnology in medical field in our beloved country, Oman. The most important thing is the patient satisfaction and avoiding complications related to the pacemaker leads. Allah gives us the courage to serve the country and the people under the guidance of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to introduce such advancements in Oman’s medical field.”

Moustapha Youssef, cardiovascular group lead from Medtronic, mentioned, “At less than one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers and comparable in size to a large vitamin capsule, the Micra TPS is the most advanced pacing technology available while being cosmetically invisible and small enough to be delivered with minimally invasive techniques through a catheter and implanted directly into the heart. Once positioned, the Micra TPS is attached to the heart wall and can be repositioned or retrieved, if needed.”

Sanjay Suri, GM, Bahwan Healthcare Centre, mentioned, “The Micra TPS has an estimated ten-year battery life. The device responds to patients’ activity levels by automatically adjusting therapy. Bahwan Healthcare Centre is very proud to have brought this new technology to Oman.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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