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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - For those living with congestive heart failure, a new sensor may be the answer to their health risks.

Dr. Justin Vader, a Washington University cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, joins FOX 2 to discuss a new sensor that increases quality of life and decreases worry.

The CardioMEMS is a sensor implanted in the pulmonary artery that allows patients to transmit daily sensor readings from their homes to their health care providers (with the help from a phone app) allowing for personalized and proactive management to reduce the likelihood of hospitalization.

Patients or health care providers who want to learn more or schedule an appointment for an evaluation can visit barnesjewish.org/heart or call 855-45-HEART.