Discuss heart failure treatment options, such as CardioMEMS™ HF System, a pulmonary artery pressure monitor.
If you have heart failure, it can be frightening to not know when your heart failure is worsening. What if there was a way to have your heart monitored 24/7 and avoid hospitalization?
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– Avery, recipient of CardioMEMS HF System*
Over time, heart failure (also called congestive heart failure), or a weak heart, will worsen when the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. Heart failure symptoms like these can limit your activities and way of life without you even realizing it.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to a heart specialist. You can see if there’s a CardioMEMS HF System trained doctor near you.
A small sensor implanted in your pulmonary artery is used to take readings and sends information directly to your care team. With this information, your doctor and care team can monitor your heart’s condition and let you know if you need to make any changes to your medications or if you may need other treatments.
Placing the CardioMEMS™ PA Sensor for monitoring is a common procedure and allows your doctor to monitor the pulmonary pressure in your heart.
During this procedure, doctors access the pulmonary artery with a thin tube (called a catheter) that is guided through a vein to reach your heart.
The pressure sensor is then placed in your pulmonary artery. It is slightly larger than a dime.
You will not feel the sensor; it has no batteries or wires and will not interfere with other devices. Most patients can go home the same day it is inserted.
— Bob, recipient of the CardioMEMS HF System*
Changes in pulmonary artery pressure measurements are an early indicator of worsening heart failure.3 If doctors can see these early changes, they can potentially make adjustments to your care that will help with heart failure management.
These adjustments might include changes to medications and/or lifestyle. Other signs of worsening heart failure can appear too late to prevent hospitalization or other larger adjustments to care, which is why pulmonary artery pressure monitoring can be a beneficial treatment option.3
You will be evaluated by a heart failure specialist, which could include an interventional cardiologist and a heart failure cardiologist. There are several factors they will take into consideration when deciding whether or not you should receive the CardioMEMS HF System. Find a clinic near you.
Through remote monitoring, the CardioMEMS HF System can help you live your best life by:
The PA sensor does not need a battery or replaceable parts and is intended to last for your lifetime.5
You can have an MRI scan under certain conditions.5 Talk with the doctor ordering the MRI scan to ensure that he or she knows that you have a CardioMEMS™ PA Sensor.
The procedure may be covered by health insurance or Medicare. When you speak to the medical center, after they determine you are a candidate, they can help explain your coverage options.
You can find a clinic by using our clinic finder. Search for a center near you by city, state or zip code.
The specialist can describe the risks and benefits and help you decide which option is right for you.
*This testimonial relays an account of an individual’s response to the treatment. This patient’s account is genuine, typical and documented. However, it does not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the response other persons may have to the treatment. Responses to the treatment discussed can and do vary and are specific to the individual patient.
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