Sutter doctors in Santa Rosa begin use of implant offering early warning system for heart patients

Local doctors at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation Health have begun using a new implantable diagnostic system for some of their cardiac patients, in hopes of reducing costly hospital admissions for heart failure, one of the major causes of death in the United States.

The first and only FDA-approved heart failure-monitoring system, CardioMEMS features a battery-free implant sensor that detects pulmonary blood irregularities and sends that data through wireless communications to Sutter heart specialists. (The Press Democrat)