CardioMEMS HF System

Remote Pulmonary Pressure Monitor

CardioMEMs HF System

CardioMEMS Implantation Procedure Overview

Implantation of the CardioMEMS PA Sensor

After you have identified your heart failure patient as an appropriate candidate for the CardioMEMS™ HF System, you will schedule them for an implant or refer them to an implanting cardiologist for the procedure.

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 PA. See actual size image and product schematic image below.

Actual size and product schematic for CardioMEMS PA Sensor

Watch the CardioMEMS Implant Animation Video

This animation visually explains the implant procedures, but note that each implanting physician will have their own unique procedural technique.

Watch a CardioMEMS Implant Procedure Video

View a live CardioMEMS PA Sensor implant procedure performed by David Shavelle, MD, From Keck School of Medicine USC.


Additional implantation and training resources

  • This quick guide is an abridged version of the full instructions for the CardioMEMS Hospital System and is not intended to replace the User’s Manual.

  • This implant checklist for the CardioMEMS PA Sensor outlines pre-procedure setup, the implant procedure itself and baseline calibration. This checklist is not intended to replace the User's Manual.

  • The goal of this review is to provide a summary of the CardioMEMS PA Sensor implantation procedure, discuss the required imaging steps, review procedural supplies and present a series of case studies to illustrate clinically relevant issues that may arise during sensor implantation.

Reimbursement & Coding

Reimbursement & Coding

Manuals & Resources

Manuals & Resources

Customer Service

Customer Service

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