People who suffer from Heart Failure often accumulate fluid in their lungs, during disease exacerbation. This causes respiratory distress, which often leads to urgent ED or clinic visits that result in hospital readmissions. Current methods to monitor patients include listening with a stethoscope for noises in the lungs, or relying upon implantable devices, weight measurements and chest X-rays. A system, like ReDS™, that quickly and accurately measures lung fluids, can make a real difference for patients, caretakers, hospitals and clinics.
ReDS™ provides an accurate, actionable and absolute measurement of lung fluid content located at the right mid-lobe of the lung. The result is presented as the percentage of fluid compared to lung volume, with 20-35% representing a normal measure of fluid content (1). Using ReDS™ to provide guidance for a patient’s condition may lead to a significant decrease in readmissions and hospital costs (2).