Wireless Heart Failure Monitoring Device Featured in KUSI Interview

Scripps cardiologist James Heywood, MD, says CardioMEMS keeps patients out of the hospital

Dr. Heywood at KUSI News. Scripps Health San Diego

Scripps Clinic cardiologist James (Thomas) Heywood, MD, recently appeared on KUSI TV’s afternoon news program to discuss a newly approved wireless heart failure monitoring device that is helping to keep patients out of the hospital by keeping track of pulmonary artery pressure at home.

Dr. Heywood, who is director of the heart failure program at Scripps Memorial La Jolla and Scripps Green hospitals, was the first physician in San Diego County to implant the device after it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. More than 20 devices have been implanted in Scripps patients.

The KUSI report, "New Miniature, Wireless Monitor a Breakthrough for Heart Failure Patients," is not available at this time.

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