Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville is testing a portable heart-monitoring device that cardiologists say could improve the lives of heart-failure patients.
The CardioMEMS Heart Failure system uses a sensor implanted in an artery to wirelessly transmit blood pressure and heart rate data to a doctor while the patient stays at home.
Memorial started sending the devices home with test patients in August.
While the devices are currently available only to a very specific set of heart failure patients, researchers are expanding the study to include those with a broader range of symptoms.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the study can call the Sarah Cannon Research Institute at 904-702-6530.