Cardiac telemonitoring #6 in Cleveland Clinic 'Top 10'

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In Cleveland Clinic’s annual Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2011,  #6 is ‘Telehealth Monitoring for Individuals with Heart Failure/Implanted Wireless Cardiac Device for Monitoring Heart Failure’–the most common diagnosis in Medicare patients, with up to 900,000 new patients per year.  Highlighted is an implantable permanent monitor that measures and transmits daily pulmonary artery pressure levels; during Phase III clinical trials it achieved a 30% reduction in rate of hospitalization after six months and a 38% reduction per year (coyly, the monitor is not named, nor how it transmits and reports.)  First featured in the video are a variety of home telehealth devices that remotely monitor and transmit data on weight, blood pressure and heart rate; MedApps is not depicted although they piloted with Cleveland Clinic earlier this year for multiple conditions [TA 31 Mar]Readers–can you identify the implantable heart monitor (it does not resemble CardioMEMS)? Cleveland Clinic 2010 Medical Innovation Summit