Wireless Heart Implant Lessens the Time Patient need in Hospitals

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Atlanta-based CardioMEMS has developed a device that can lessen the number of hospitalized patients because of heart failure by 39 %. The device is a tiny implant , the size of a paper clip, which monitors fluid pressure in the pulmonary artery,  which is a leading indicator of how well a patient’s heart failure is being managed with drugs, then the device  transmits the data wirelessly to physicians, so they would be able to adjust the patients’ medications.

Researchers of Atlanta say that the sensor may significantly lower health-care costs and improve quality of life for people with congestive heart failure. The device is one of several prototypes being developed by CardioMEMS and other medical implant companies to provide continuous, personalized wireless monitors for such patients.

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