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.

For some patients, an implantable device has been an option for doctors to keep a close eye on the pressures inside a patient’s heart.

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.

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