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On demand blood pressure report without a cuff
Instrument a stent with a nanochip containing a pressure sensor and a short range RFID type transmitter that reports BP when probed. Insert the stent in an appropriate blood vessel.
As mentioned by OhioGator. Thanks!
[jutta, Oct 06 2006]
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||A company named "CardioMems" founded by Dr. Jay Yadav is in the process of commercializing this device for monitoring the pressures inside an aneurysm.