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Wireless Heart Implant Reduces Hospitalizations

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 7:34pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A wireless sensor developed by Atlanta-based CardioMEMS reduced the number of hospitalizations in patients with heart failure by 39 percent. The tiny implant monitors fluid pressure in the pulmonary artery and transmits the data wirelessly to physicians, who can adjust patients' medications accordingly.

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