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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 Sends PA Pressure Data from Patients’ Homes to You

  • The PA sensor is inserted via right heart catheterization
  • Patient takes daily sensor reading from the comfort of their home
  • Data wirelessly transmitted to Merlin.net™ Patient Care Network, a secure website that easily presents PA pressure data to inform proactive treatment modifications
  • Clinician reviews data and contacts patient, as necessary

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 has been updated! Learn more about the new features here.

Merlin.net PCN Resources

Merlin.net PCN Introductory Video

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

  • View Merlin.net PCN videos

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.

App store
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