HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida man has become the recipient of the world’s smallest heart pacemaker.
Seventy-eight-year-old Felipe Finale of Hialeah is the first Miami-Dade resident to try the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System. The surgery took place at Jackson South Community Hospital, Aug. 1.
The device, one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in April to treat patients with slow, irregular heartbeats.
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