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Medtronic MICRA Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) Cremation Guidance

  

Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) is a leadless pacing system implanted directly into the heart


Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) is a leadless pacing system implanted directly into the heart.

Leadless pacing systems have advantages over traditional transvenous pacing systems including the ability to leave the device implanted (indefinitely) once it has reached end‐of‐service due to battery depletion.

Specifically, Micra TPS can remain safely implanted in the heart, even after patient death.

Micra TPS is delivered intravenously and implantation is directly into the patient’s heart, so physical evidence of a pacemaker may no longer be apparent to medical examiners or morticians during examination of a deceased patient.

Micra TPS device may be safely buried or cremated along with the remains of the deceased.

 

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