FDA approves remote heart monitor

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The device is for patients who have been hospitalized within the past year for heart failure, and is specifically for those who have limited mobility.

It transmits a patient's blood pressure and heart rate information to an electronic database that their doctor can access.

(NBC) - The FDA has approved an implantable heart device that lets doctors monitor their patients remotely.

The device is for patients who have been hospitalized within the past year for heart failure, and is specifically for those who have limited mobility.

It transmits a patient's blood pressure and heart rate information to an electronic database that their doctor can access.

Nearly six million people in the US suffer from heart failure, and a portion of them have disease that is so severe they have trouble walking short distances.


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