The 11 most innovative medical devices of 2017


1. Abbott: CardioMEMS heart failure monitoring system


[Image from St. Jude Medical/Abbott]

The CardioMEMS heart failure monitoring system is designed for comprehensive heart failure care. It is the only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring system. It has been proven as being free of 98.6% freedom of device or system complications and has reduced heart failure admissions by 33% over an 18 month period, according to the company. The system is also personalized and can directly monitor PA pressure and titration of medications.

The system’s implantable sensor actually draws inspiration from the types of sensors used to measure pressure inside jet engines.

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