DuPage Medical Group Cardiologist Implants Innovative Pacemaker

October 12, 2016

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Med­ical Group car­di­ol­o­gist Dr. Ken­neth Wein­berg is one of the nation’s first sur­geons to implant the new Micra Tran­scatheter Pace­mak­er sys­tem dur­ing a pro­ce­dure at Edward Hos­pi­tal in Naperville, Illinois. 

Devel­oped by Medtron­ic, the Micra TPS received FDA approval in April. Like oth­er pace­mak­ers, it con­trols the patien­t’s heart­beat. How­ev­er, Micra TPS is small enough to implant direct­ly into the right ven­tri­cle cham­ber of the heart. The pill cap­sule-sized device also does not use wire leads, which sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduces the chance for infec­tion, venous obstruc­tion and oth­er post-surgery com­pli­ca­tions with more tra­di­tion­al systems.

The Micra TPS sys­tem is still rel­a­tive­ly new, but it could be promis­ing in our abil­i­ty to treat heart patients with a pac­ing sys­tem with much less risk of com­pli­ca­tions,” says Dr. Wein­berg, who has been prac­tic­ing for more than 12 years. 

FDA approval of the Micra TPS was based on a study pub­lished in the New Eng­land Jour­nal of Med­i­cine that found 96 per­cent of patients expe­ri­enced no sys­tem-relat­ed or pro­ce­dure-relat­ed major com­pli­ca­tions at six months. The Micra was suc­cess­ful­ly implant­ed in 99.2 per­cent of more than 700 patients. 

We’re very proud of Dr. Wein­berg’s accom­plish­ments with the Micra TPS sys­tem, and we’re equal­ly proud to be among the nation’s first providers of the new sys­tem,” says DMG Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer Den­nis Fine. DMG has a long-stand­ing com­mit­ment to increas­ing patient access to new tech­nolo­gies that improve care.” 

To learn more about Dr. Wein­berg, or the full range of ser­vices with­in DMG Car­di­ol­o­gy, vis­it www​.duly​healthand​care​.com.

About DuPage Med­ical Group

With more than 560 physi­cians and in more than 70 loca­tions, DuPage Med­ical Group is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in the Chica­go area, pro­vid­ing physi­cian-direct­ed health care focused on qual­i­ty, effi­cien­cy and access. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.duly​healthand​care​.com.