Martha Hawks

Installing the wireless pacemaker requires only a minimally invasive surgery using a catheter inserted in a vein.

Tiny pacemaker helps keep patient’s heart in rhythm

In February, Martha Hawks became the Southeast’s first recipient of the Medtronic Micra AV, the latest version of the tiny pacemaker that Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute began testing in a clinical trial in 2014. The FDA approved the latest device in January.