Aside from cardiac catheterization, the second most common procedure performed by the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is a pacemaker implantation. A pacemaker supplies electrical impulses to the heart to correct an irregular or slow heartbeat. It is implanted under local anesthesia, and the patient usually stays overnight. Many patients return to their jobs and normal activities within several days.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory performs a high volume of procedures each year. That experience, combined with the expertise of our cardiologists, nurses and technicians, offers the best outcomes for our patients.

Our Pacemaker Procedure Earned a 5-Star Rating from Healthgrades

In 2021, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset earned a 5-star rating for Pacemaker Procedure outcomes from Healthgrades, the leading resource connecting consumers, physicians and health systems.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset offers the latest technology, including the world’s smallest pacemakers, the Micra™ VR and Micra™ AV Transcatheter Pacing Systems (TPS).

Implanting the World's Tiniest Pacemakers

Micra TPS is a leadless pacemaker option for patients who only require pacing in the right ventricle. Comparable in size to a large vitamin, Micra is less than one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers yet delivers advanced pacing technology to patients via a minimally invasive approach.

During the implant procedure, the device is attached to the heart with small tines and delivers electrical impulses that pace the heart through an electrode at the end of the device.

Among the other devices implanted in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory are implantable loop recorders, which are placed under the skin of a patient’s chest to remotely monitor a patient’s heart beat.