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There might be some good news for the nearly six million Americans with congestive heart failure. Those patients are often in and out of hospitals because their lungs fill with fluid. But as CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports, a new device – a “radar vest” – could prevent those hospital stays.
When people with congestive heart failure feel short of breath and fatigued, it means their lungs are slowly filling with fluid. But by the time they feel those symptoms, they may need hospitalization to correct the problem.
Doctors at The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital are testing a high-tech vest which measures fluid inside the lungs from outside a person’s clothing. It could be a new way to prevent repeated trips to the hospital for the nearly six million Americans living with heart failure.
Medical personnel are using their battlefield experiences to create blood monitoring vests and other devices to use on patients in civilian hospitals.
Doctors at The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital are testing a high-tech vest which measures fluid inside the lungs from outside a person's clothing. It could be a new way to prevent repeated trips to the hospital for the nearly six million Americans living with heart failure.
Nearly 6 million people in the United States suffer from heart failure, a condition in which a person's heart does not pump efficiently and they develop fluid in their lungs and legs, causing shortness of breath and fatigue even with everyday activities.
Groundbreaking Use of Radar-Equipped Vests in a Hospital Promises to Improve the Care of Heart Failure Patients
Dr. Dan Bensimhon tends to see things differently. At a conference, the director of the Cone Health Advanced Heart Failure Clinic noticed a small vest that uses military technology to measure fluid in the lungs of patients. The company saw the vest as a way for people with heart failure to catch fluid buildup at home before it became a problem. Bensimhon saw the vest as an opportunity to change the way heart failure patients are cared for in a big way. Thanks to a study underway at Cone Health, we will soon find out if he is right.
GREENSBORO - A Greensboro hospital is the first in the country to use a new type of technology in treating heart failure patients.
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Congestive heart failure is one of the most common reasons elderly people end up in the hospital. When this happens fluid builds up in the lungs and patients have trouble breathing. Cone Health is the first in the country to use a new technology to measure the amount of fluid in the lungs in the inpatient hospital setting.