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Is there a Market for Wireless Cardiac Monitoring Implants?

This article was originally published in Start Up

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Transoma, which was developing an implantable ECG monitor for continuous, wireless arrhythmia monitoring closed its doors in December. Before that, Medtronic failed to gain FDA approval for an implantable hemodynamic monitor for heart failure. That's two strikes; what will it take for companies with implants for wireless monitoring to stay in the game? Jay Yadav, MD, of CardioMEMS gives his opinion.

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