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Mercy Hospital Offers A New Device That Could Save Heart Patients Thousands

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Mercy hospital is the first hospital in southwest Missouri to offer an implantable device that detects worsening heart conditions. The CardioMEMS device is implanted in the patient through a small I.V. during an outpatient procedure.  From then on, all a patient has to do is lie down on a special pillow which transmits the information to doctors at mercy. Patients like Amy Brooks say it's helped keep them out of the hospital. 

"I have not been hospitalized and I have not been to congestive heart failure clinic for I.V. Lasic. I have my energy back, I'm working, I'm working, I'm playing with the grandkids. It's been awesome."

Mercy hospital officials tell us patients who receive the device have seen a 45 percent reduction in hospitalizations. 

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