The CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is the first hospital in the area to implant this new device.
Traditionally, changes in weight and blood pressure are indirect measures of worsening heart failure. Another indicator is elevation in pulmonary artery pressure, which appears before weight and blood pressure changes.
The CardioMEMS HF System:
- Features a miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery (PA) during a minimally invasive outpatient procedure
- Allows patients to transmit daily PA pressure readings from their homes to their healthcare providers, allowing for personalized and proactive management to reduce the likelihood of hospitalization and onset of debilitating symptoms