CardioMEMS has launched an accelerator that monitors heart patients.
The device was tested successfully in May 2010 leading to a purchase order from St. Jude Medical, a company in St. Paul, Minn., that develops medical devices.
CardioMEMS and its products integrate wireless communications technology with micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) to offer doctors more information. It also offers less invasive methods of patient-monitoring. The system determines intra-cardiac pressure in patients suffering from congestive heart failure, and is pending for FDA approval.
The system can be placed in the pulmonary artery that makes it easy for Class III heart-failure patients to track their intra-cardiac pressure readings at home. The data collected is relayed to a website that helps doctors monitor patients better and change medication if needed.