CardioMEMS™ HF System: Patient Conversation Aid

The CardioMEMS HF System

CardioMEMS HF System monitors heart failure progression by providing real-time data about your heart's pressures so your doctor can make proactive and informed decisions about your treatment.

You are being considered for the CardioMEMS HF System because your care team thinks it can help to manage your heart failure and you qualify based on the fact that you:

• Have NYHA Class II or III heart failure

• Have been hospitalized for heart failure in the past 12 months and/or

• Have an elevated BNP or NT/pro-BNP

Here are a few things you should know when considering the CardioMEMS HF System:

More than 35,000+ patients with heart failure have received the CardioMEMS HF Systemsince it was FDA approved in 2014.

CardioMEMS HF System

The sensor has no batteries or leads and will be placed during a simple and safe procedure.

CardioMEMS has no batteries or leads

If you upload daily readings, your care team can monitor your heart failure from anywhere.

Monitor your heart failure from anywhere

Your care team will be alerted that there are changes in your heart pressure, often before you start feeling symptoms.

CardioMEMS alerts your care team

How is the CardioMEMS HF System different?

In the past, a patient's condition was determined by how they felt at the time. Now,  your doctor no longer has to wait for you to feel bad or for symptoms to appear, which can be too late. The CardioMEMS HF System data can indicate worsening heart failure weeks before symptoms appear and is proven to reduce heart failure hospitalizations and improve patient-reported quality of life.2

How the CardioMEMS HF System is different

Graph adapted from Adamson PB. Pathophysiology of the transition from chronic compensated and acute decompensated heart failure:new insights from continuous monitoring devices. Current Heart Failure Reports. 2009;6:287-292

Here's how the system works:

During a common surgical procedure, a tiny pressure-sensing device, about the size of a dime, is placed in your pulmonary artery (PA).


The patient electronics system is used to take daily PA pressure readings from anywhere with a connection. A reading only takes 2-3 minutes.


The system sends these readings to your care team through a secure website. Your care team reviews the readings and contacts you if any changes are needed.

How the CardioMEMS System works


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• Approved in 2014, 35,000+ patients have already been implanted.

• Your care team can remotely monitor your heart's pressures from wherever you take your readings.

• The CardioMEMS HF System is proven safe and effective.


  1. Abbott. Data on file.
  2. Brugts JJ, Radhoe SP, Clephas PRD, et al. Remote haemodynamic monitoring of pulmonary artery pressures in patients with chronic heart failure (MONITOR-HF): a randomised clinical trial [published correction appears in The Lancet. 2023;401(10394):2112]. The Lancet. 2023;401(10394):2113-2123. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(23)00923-6

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