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Farrer Park Hospital implants world’s smallest pacemaker

28 March 2019 | News

The FPH team, led by Cardiologist Dr. Ruth Kam, operated on the patient at the Hospital's Cardiovascular Suite (CVS).

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Farrer Park Hospital (FPH), Singapore's newest private healthcare service provider, successfully implanted the world's smallest pacemaker, the Medtronic Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), into a 76 year old male Chinese patient. This small and leadless device is implanted through a minimally invasive procedure.

The hospital's vision of caring through fresh solutions and fair value has been exemplified through this very procedure as only a handful of doctors in Singapore are trained to implant this advance device. The FPH team, led by Cardiologist Dr. Ruth Kam, operated on the patient at the Hospital's Cardiovascular Suite (CVS).

The CVS team, which includes the medical technologists, radiographers and particularly nurses, were trained on the specific requirements on their roles in the process, understanding the details of the procedure and given hands-on practice to ensure seamless teamwork in assisting the doctor during the operation.

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