With the advent of innovative micro-electromechanical sensor technology the doctors can easily inspect the cardiac status of patients following surgery by implanting the MEMS device in them.
Richard Dixon, a senior iSuppli researcher stated that, a MEMS implantable device which is capable of providing heart care has been configured and developed by an Atlanta-based CardioMEMS company.
He explained that the CardioMEMS system is equipped with MEMS implantable pressure sensing unit which checks the heart for detecting symptoms associated with the rise in pressure in the pulmonary arteries after the cardiac surgery. He also added that the device is integrated with signaling electronics, a user connection and an antenna which facilitates the system to transmit the data with the sensing unit without using cables and to display the cardiac information wirelessly to the doctors. This inturn will help the physicians to modify the treatment methods accordingly, eliminating the necessity of hospitalization and saving the cost of treatments, he added.
Dixon added that the recent MEMS applications in the medical line involves the deployment of disposable pressure sensors for monitoring blood pressure during operations or the use of non-disposable, high-cost pressure sensors for monitoring the respiratory systems. According to him the favorably designed, telemetric CardioMEMS pressure sensor will have a greater market value than the other conventional disposable pressure sensors.