UMC Utrecht places first mini sensor that heart patient permanently monitors
In the UMC Utrecht for the first time in the Netherlands with a mini sensor that is permanently the blood pressure measurement is inserted in a patient suffering from heart failure.
By use of the sensor can the number of hospital admissions for heart failure in the long term by 37 per cent to be reduced, reports the hospital Friday.
The chip was in a patient in the pulmonary artery placed. The meetinstrumentje goes the whole life of the patient and requires no batteries. After placement, send the mini sensor wireless pressure measurements to a secure system. The treating physician can thus, without recording or hospital visit patients in the keep track of.
According to professor Folkert Asselbergs, cardiologist at the heart (rwth) in aachen of the UMC Utrecht, the sensor doctors the possibility of patients for intensive monitoring.
According to the heart foundation to get in the Netherlands each year more than 25,000 people for the first time the diagnosis of heart failure. An estimated to suffer out there almost 142.000 people. Every year, for this to 29,000 patients in the hospital.