In the future, a small sensor inserted into the pulmonary artery may be used to collect pulmonary artery pressure data and send it electronically to the patient’s health care provider. In a study of the device, which has not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the system resulted in a 30% reduction in heart failure hospitalizations at six months and a 38% reduction in yearly heart failure hospitalization rates. Read more at http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/mediaroom/Pages/release.aspx?newsID=5692.
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