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What is CardioMEMS used for?

What is CardioMEMS used for?

The CardioMEMS HF System is indicated for wirelessly measuring and monitoring pulmonary artery (PA) pressure and heart rate in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III heart failure patients who have been hospitalized for heart failure in the previous year.

What is CardioMEMS device?

The CardioMEMS System consists of a small pressure-sensing device that is implanted directly into your pulmonary artery. Once implanted, the sensor measures and transmits your blood flow pressure and heart rate.

Is CardioMEMS a pacemaker?

The sensor is small and does not require any batteries or wires. You will not feel it, and it will not interfere with your daily activities or other implanted devices such as a pacemaker or defibrillator. The system includes an electronics unit that you use to take the daily measurements.

How do you put in CardioMEMS?

The CardioMEMS™ PA Sensor is optimally inserted into the left descending PA. At the discretion of the implanting physician, the sensor may be inserted into the right PA, depending on the patient’s anatomy. The sensor is about the size of a paper clip when deployed in the target pulmonary artery (PA).

Who gets CardioMEMS?

The CardioMEMS remote monitoring system is approved for patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III heart failure and who have been hospitalized for heart failure in the previous year.

How to educate patients about the CardioMEMS HF system?

PATIENT EDUCATION Educating Your Heart Failure Patients About the Benefits of the CardioMEMS HF System After identifying a heart failure patient who should receive the CardioMEMS™ HF System, there are many tools available to educate them about the importance of remotely monitoring their heart failure to keep them healthy at home.

When is the CardioMEMS HF system contraindicated?

The hemodynamic data are used by physicians for heart failure management and with the goal of reducing heart failure hospitalizations. Contraindications. The CardioMEMS HF System is contraindicated for patients with an inability to take dual antiplatelet or anticoagulants for one month post implant.

When does the CardioMEMS PA sensor detect heart failure?

The pressures in the vessels around your heart change before you feel any of the symptoms of heart failure. The CardioMEMS™ PA Sensor detects these changes in PA pressure. Your doctor can use these pressures to adjust your medications and suggest different lifestyle choices.