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How it works

The CardioMEMS™ HF System provides pulmonary artery (PA) pressure remote monitoring using a small sensor. Permanently implanted in the distal pulmonary artery via a safe right heart catheterization procedure, the sensor measures changes in pulmonary artery pressure. These changes are a surrogate measure for fluid retention in the lungs caused by worsening heart failure.

Patient-initiated sensor readings, taken daily from their homes, are wirelessly transmitted to a secure website for clinicians to access and review. Directly monitoring PA pressure not only alerts you if a patient’s heart failure is worsening, it also allows you to intervene earlier, adjusting medication or making other treatment changes, often before a patient experiences any symptoms.

System Components

Outlines of CardioMEMS HF System components: PA sensor, delivery catheter, hospital electronic system, patient electronic system, Merlin.net Patient Care Network

The CardioMEMS HF System includes the following components:

  • Implantable PA sensor
  • Delivery catheter
  • Patient electronics system and antenna
  • Hospital electronics system and antenna, used by clinicians during sensor implant and at hospital checkups
  • Secure web portal (Merlin.net™ Patient Care Network (PCN))

The CardioMEMS HF System Sends PA Pressure Data from Patients’ Homes to You

  • At home, the patient uses their electronics unit to take daily sensor readings or upon clinician request. This is a simple process that takes only a few minutes.
  • The patient lies on the unit and presses a button. The unit captures 18 seconds of pressure readings and wirelessly transmits the PA data to the Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN), so you have access to patients’ data transmissions via a secure website.
  • Within the Merlin.net PCN, pressure readings, trend data and pressure waveforms are displayed in the intuitive patient data management platform, providing unique clinical insight for guiding informed medical management.
  • Co-management of a patient can be navigated within each patient’s profile. You or another clinician securely accesses the web portal and reviews the data to make informed decisions about patient care.
  • Some patients and caregivers may want to be more engaged with their care through use of the myCardioMEMS™ app. The app lets them receive customized messages directly from you to their app and they can set daily medication and reading reminders.
Heart failure patient lying on a bed using the CardioMEMS HF System

Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN)

The Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN) is the only remote monitoring platform that presents pulmonary artery (PA) pressure data as actionable information. This information can guide earlier, more appropriate intervention for each patient.

The platform integrates remote PA pressure data with Implanted Electronic Device (IED) diagnostics, such as:

  • AT/AF burden
  • Percent ventricular pacing
  • Patient activity
  • Day and night heart rate
  • VT/VF events with antitachycardia (ATP) and shock therapies

Merlin.net PCN Resources

Merlin.net PCN Introductory Video

This video highlights the benefits and features of the Merlin.net PCN.

Merlin.net PCN – Making Heart Failure More Than Manageable

Find information on best practices for using the enhanced Merlin.net PCN in our webinar, Making Heart Failure More Than Manageable, featuring Mike Pudlo, NP.

myCardioMEMS Mobile App for Patients and Caregivers

Once a patient is implanted with the CardioMEMS HF System, they may opt to stay engaged in their care by using the myCardioMEMS patient app. Caregivers can also create an account on the app, to provide visibility to how often readings are being uploaded and the messages being sent from the care team.

With the myCardioMEMS app, patients will:

  • Receive custom messages from their care team to give peace of mind that their care is being monitored remotely.
  • Receive notifications to adjust heart failure medications or make lifestyle changes based on their PA pressure readings, without needing to be seen in the clinic.
  • Get reminders to take their heart failure medication.
  • See real-time transmission status of CardioMEMS HF System readings.
  • View history of daily transmissions of readings.

Downloading the myCardioMEMS Patient App

The myCardioMEMS app can be downloaded from the App store for iPhone mobile digital devices and on Google Play for Android devices.

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