Healthy Living: CardioMEMS Technology
Six million adult Americans have heart failure: a condition where the heart can’t circulate blood as well as it should.
In Healthy Living, Courtney Hunter explains new research shows the system is saving lives and millions of dollars in health care costs.
The results of an FDA post-approval study presented at the American College of Cardiology sessions in March showed that patients were almost 100% free from complications related to the device.
The device was first FDA approved in May 2014.
Researchers say obese patients, and those who live far from a hospital would also be likely to benefit from the implant.