FDA approves first implantable wireless device with remote monitoring heart failure patients
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. It’s 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 United States suffer from heart failure.
A portion of those have a disease that is so severe that they have trouble walking short distances.