HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Implanted wireless device alerts patients and physicians to dangerous conditions

What if a doctor could keep tabs on a patient's heart failure symptoms on a daily basis, detect-ing subtle increases in weight and blood pressure, the tell-tale signs of worsening heart fail-ure, and summoning the patient to the hospital before they themselves were aware that any-thing was wrong?

More than half a million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure each year, and the condition causes or contributes to 300,000 deaths annually. In addition to being one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., heart failure is the number one cause of hospitalization for people aged 65 and older, it is the most expensive medical condition in the U.S., and its incidence is growing because of the aging population.

Many heart failure patients receive an implanted cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) device upon diagnosis. Now, wireless technology can monitor these devices, along with blood pressure and weight, on a daily basis. The wireless system offers doctors a significant opportunity to better treat heart failure, keep patients out of the hospital and bring them greater peace of mind.

Using Bluetooth technology, Boston Scientific's LATITUDE Patient Management System allows doctors to remotely monitor specific information about the patients' condition to determine if the heart is showing signs of decline. If information is transmitted that suggests something is wrong, the patient's physician can intervene. LATITUDE is the only FDA-approved product for wireless home monitor-ing of a patient's heart condition, implanted device, blood pressure and weight. This wireless cardiac rhythm management system is very new, and many consumers don't realize how important daily monitoring of weight and blood pressure is to detecting early warning signs of worsening heart failure.

Is this something you might be interested in hearing more about? I can arrange interviews for you with cardiologists and patients using this tec
'"/>

Contact: Bill Gray
btgray@webershandwick.com
952-346-6226
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
18-Sep-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
2. Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
3. SCAI highlights study using wireless technology to speed care of heart attack patients
4. New long-distance wireless networking developed at UC Berkeley brings eye care to India
5. Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
6. Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
7. Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
8. Innovative device to treat brain cancer shows promise in early studies
9. New device for stroke patients improves walking
10. UPMC begins study of heart support device as a bridge to transplantation
11. Smokeless cannabis delivery device efficient and less toxic

Post Your Comments:
(Date:3/26/2015)... On March 5, 2015, Portland Trail ... for the season with a torn Achilles tendon in ... Blazers were competing against Dallas, and was confirmed via ... Silva, M.D., who has treated many professional athletes, voiced ... could be prevented. , "Part of the problem ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 Volunteers ... raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and funds to support ... to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure. ... and will take place in more than 20 locations ... Island, New Jersey, San Antonio, Minnesota, Seattle, St. Louis, ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Hartford, CT (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... Connecticut State Capitol Building to help celebrate the achievement ... a groundbreaking employment program serving some 500 people. , ... by The WorkPlace in partnership with the ... coach and prepare long-term unemployed workers and place them ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Ill. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 The ... the legacy of a man who revolutionized the business ... posthumously honored Leo Passage; founder of Pivot Point International, ... award on behalf of Leo. Held at the Art ... a “who’s who” of industry and media leaders and ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... 2015 Heroin Abuse in the United ... deaths cause has garnered much attention in recent years. ... increase of heroin abuse and heroin-related overdose deaths. , ... results based on information collected from 28 U.S. states ... U.S. heroin overdose death rates doubled from 2010 through ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sports Medicine Specialist Weighs In on Wesley Matthew’s Significant Tendon Injury; Can it be Prevented? 2Health News:Sports Medicine Specialist Weighs In on Wesley Matthew’s Significant Tendon Injury; Can it be Prevented? 3Health News:Sports Medicine Specialist Weighs In on Wesley Matthew’s Significant Tendon Injury; Can it be Prevented? 4Health News:American Parkinson Disease Association 2015 Optimism Walk Season Launches Nationwide 2Health News:CRN International Shows Support For Groundbreaking Connecticut Program To Aid The Unemployed 2Health News:#BeautyChangesLives Legacy Award Pays Tribute to Industry Icon Leo Passage 2Health News:#BeautyChangesLives Legacy Award Pays Tribute to Industry Icon Leo Passage 3Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Issues Heroin Overdose Prevention Warning 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Issues Heroin Overdose Prevention Warning 3
(Date:3/26/2015)... a loved relative suffering from cancer - and you ... too expensive. The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) ... costs of highly valued drugs significantly. ... pathogens or cancer cells. Therapeutic antibodies are used as ... diseases such as multiple sclerosis. According to "bccresearch.com" the ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... 26 de marzo de 2015 Finesse ... está diseñado específicamente para innovadores, visionarios y ejecutivos ... dos días, con entrada por invitación únicamente, se ... de San Francisco el ... foro dirigido a líderes en ciencias de la ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... 2015 The majority of foot ailments can be ... is why podiatrists often prescribe orthotics to patients who have ... orthopedic shoes one might find at a store aren,t always ... for a custom orthotic. Learn a bit about the process ... podiatrist Dr. Michael Frank , DPM. Photo ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:World's First Method for Continuous Purification of Valuable Antibodies 2Finesse Solutions presenta Cellworld 2015 2Podiatrist in Silver Spring, Maryland Discusses The Use of Custom Molded Orthotics For Heel Pain 2
Cached News: