CardioMEMS™ Heart Failure Monitoring Solution
April 13, 2015•9 min
CardioMEMS™ is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring solution that provides physicians with vital real-time measurements from inside a person’s body. CardioMEMS consists of a small sensor that is permanently implanted into a person’s pulmonary artery via a catheter during a minimally-invasive procedure. Once in place, it provides real-time, on-demand access to data like pulmonary artery pressure and heart rate that allows physicians to more effectively manage patients with heart failure. Patients use a wireless electronics system to transmit the data to a secure website, which can be accessed remotely in a doctor’s office. With access to this data, physicians can make time-sensitive treatment decisions that can help keep patients out of the hospital. In trials, the use of CardioMEMS reduced hospital admissions for heart failure patients by 37 percent.Paul A Luetmer MD, FACC is here to discuss CardioMEMS™.