Wireless Implant Alerts Doctors to Aneurysms
The Endosure sensor by CardioMEMS is a wireless implant device that monitors a stent placed in the body to shore up a weakened artery. The sensors measures pressure, and allow clinicians to determine if a stent is dangerously weak.
Of course, the device only measures arteries that have the stent implanted. But for the patients with stents, the sensor is a welcome and cost-effective alternative to regular CT scans that check the condition of the stent. The sensors actually appear to be an improvement, as they can detect very slight differences that a CT scan might miss.
The Endosure device recently received FDA approval after testing in the US, Canada and Brazil.
Source: CIO Insight