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How a UVA HeRO is Saving Babies

This is cool: A device developed here at the UVA Health System is saving premature babies in hospitals across the country. Dr. Randall Moorman and his colleagues developed the HeRO Monitor to detect the onset of sepsis, a potentially deadly full-body infection, before it can take hold. The device monitors the infants’ heart rates to red flag sepsis before doctors previously would have known the babies were eating sick. And that allows for early interventions that save lives.

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