Heart Failure Management Portfolio

Single- and Dual-Chamber Quadra Allure MP™ RF CRT-P with MultiPoint™ pacing and lead

Portfolio Overview

  • Improving heart failure patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner1-7
  • Monitoring pulmonary artery pressure for NYHA Class III patients
  • Enabling left ventricular pacing at the preferred site without compromising lead stability
  • Lowering rates of implant deactivation and replacement8

More Lead Options to Match Your Patients’ Anatomies

Our proven Quartet™ quadripolar LV lead offers three lead shape options and up to 14 pacing configurations to better match patients’ anatomies.

CardioMEMS™ HF System for Ambulatory PA Pressure Monitoring

The primary symptom leading to hospitalization for worsening HF is dyspnea due to prolonged congestion. Congestion can be assessed by checking for increased pulmonary artery (PA) pressure. HF patients often develop meaningful degrees of fluid retention or fluid redistribution despite meticulous clinical monitoring. Clinical signs often have a low sensitivity to detect increases in PA pressure, which precedes and predicts an increased risk of HF hospitalization.

The CardioMEMS™ HF System is the first and only FDA-approved HF monitor proven to significantly reduce HF hospital admissions and improve quality of life in NYHA Class III patients.13

CardioMEMS™ HF System for safe and effective heart failure management

For patients with preserved or reduced ejection fraction, CardioMEMS™ HF system reduced HF hospitalizations by 33% over an average of 18 months (p < 0.0001).14

Results from the CardioMEMS™ HF System

When used by clinicians to manage HF, the CardioMEMS HF System is:

  • Safe and reliable—98.6% of patients were free from device or system complications13
  • Clinically proven—reduced HF admissions by 33% at 18 months13
  • Proactive and personalized—patient management through direct monitoring of PA pressure and titration of medications

Operational efficiency in managing by exception includes:

  • 2.4 fewer days in the hospital, at 6 months of follow-up13
  • 1,167 patient-years of experience with the system13
  • Clinical results derived from < 1 medication changed per patient per month13

Circulatory Support for a Broad Range of Advanced HF Patients

Designed to provide long-term circulatory support to intermediate-to-chronic heart failure patients, the HeartMate II™ LVAS is backed by more than 10 years of data.

Studies have shown that patients with HeartMate II LVAS have shown dramatic functional improvements for patients with advanced heart failure, with a majority reaching NYHA Class I or II over time.15

HeartMate II™ left ventricular assist system (LVAS) behind pocket-sized controller
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HF Clinical Evidence

Our clinical studies demonstrate that:

  • The use of quadripolar technology lowered hospitalization rates16 and reduced mortality rates16 when compared to bipolar CRT systems.
  • Patients whose clinicians used the CardioMEMS™ HF System experienced reduced HF hospitalization by 33% at 18 months14, spent less time in the hospital12 and reported better quality of life (5 point difference in Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire)13
  • Research has shown the HeartMate II™ LVAS brings an immediate and sustained reduction of heart failure symptoms17** and increases patients’ survival rates compared with medical management alone.17,18 In fact, many patients live more than 10 years with the device.19

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HF Economic Evidence

The cost to treat HF in the U.S. is expected to reach $70 billion by 2030.20 Our quadripolar technology has shown:

  • 87% lower hospitalization cost21
  • 53% lower hospitalization rate22
  • Overall cost savings (effective resource utilization)22
  • Lower readmission risk at 30 days23

 The revolutionary CardioMEMS™ HF System has shown:

  • 33% reduction in HF admissions at 18 months14
  • 58% reduction in HF readmissions in all-cause 30-day readmissions24*
  • 78% reduction in readmissions in for-cause HF 30-day readmissions24*

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Infographic: $108 million is the estimated global cost of heart failure
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Leading in the Advancement of Heart Failure Management

At St. Jude Medical, our vision is to transform the treatment of expensive epidemic diseases. To carry that out, we are dedicated to providing you with the broadest scope of innovative, cost-effective and outcome-driven solutions to manage heart failure.

Learn more about our approach to heart failure management.


*Subanalysis of Medicare-eligible patients only (age>65).
**Based on published data from multicenter experience and separate studies, which may involve different patient populations and other variables.
1. Tomassoni, G., Baker, J., Corbisiero, R., Love, C., Martin, D., Niazi, I., … & Harbert, N. (2011). Post operative performance of a novel left ventricular quadripolar electrode lead. Heart Rhythm, 8(5), S119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.03.024
2. Thibault, B., Dubuc, M., Guerra, P. G., Karst, E., Ryu, K., Paiement, P., … Farazi, T. (2011). Electrode selection to avoid phrenic stimulation with a quadripolar left heart lead. Heart Rhythm, 8(5), S68. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.03.023
3. Dänschel. W., Spertzel, J., Gutleben, K. J., Kranig, W., Mortensen, P., Connelly, D., … Hallier, B. (2010). Initial clinical experience with a novel left ventricular quadripolar lead. Europace, 12(Suppl. 1), i127. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/euq127
4. Osca, J., Sanchez, J. M., Cano, O., Tejada, D., Munoz, B., Alonso, P., … Olague, J. (2011). Initial experience with a new quadripolar cable for left ventricular stimulation: Impact over phrenic nerve stimulation and pacing thresholds. Heart Rhythm, 8(5), S359. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.03.031
5. Mehta, P. A., Shetty, A. K., Squirrel, M., Bostock, J., & Rinaldi, C. A. (2012). Elimination of phrenic nerve stimulation occurring during CRT: Follow-up in patients implanted with a novel quadripolar pacing lead. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 33(1), 43-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10840-011-9598-5
6. Viani, S. M., Segreti, L., Di Cori, A., Zucchelli, G., Paperinin, L., Soldati, E., … Bongiorni, M. G. (2011).  A new quadripolar lead for left ventricular pacing: Short term reliability and future opportunities. Europace, 13(Suppl. 3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/eur220
7. Forleo, G. B., Mantica, M., Di Biase, L., Panattoni, G., Della Rocca, D. G., Papavasileiou, L. P., … Romeo, F. (2012). Clinical and procedural outcome of patients implanted with a quadripolar left ventricular lead: Early results of a prospective multicenter study. Heart Rhythm, 9(11), 1822-1828. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.07.021
8. Turakhia, M. P., Gold, M. R., Fischer, A., Sloman, L. S., Kumar, C., Dalal, N. … Cao, M., (2013). Decreased rate of left ventricular lead deactivation and replacement associated with use of quadripolar LV leads. Europace, 15(Suppl. 2), S47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/eut169
9. 9. Blecker, S., Paul, M., Taksler, G., Ogedegbe, G. & Katz, S. (2013). Heart failure-associated hospitalizations in the United States. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 61(12), 1259-1267. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2012.12.038
10. Mozaffarian, D., Benjamin, E. J., Go, A., A., Arnett, D. K., Blaha, M. J., Cushman, M., ... Truner, M. B. on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee, (2015). Heart disease and stroke statistics—2016 update: A report from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 132, e1-e323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000350
11.Hall, M. J., Levant, S., & DeFrances, C. J. Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure: United States, 2000–2010. (2012, October). National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief, Number 108. 1-8. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db108.htm
12. Adams, K. F. Jr., Fonarow, G. C., Emerman, C. L., LeJemtel, T. H., Costanzo, M. R., Abraham, W. T., … Horton, D. P., & ADHERE Scientific Advisory Committee and Investigators. (2005). Characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized for heart failure in the United States: Rationale, design, and preliminary observations from the first 100,000 cases in the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry (ADHERE). American Heart Journal, 149(2), 209-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2004.08.005
13. Abraham, W. T., Adamson, P. B., Bourge, R. C., Costanzo, M. R., Stevenson, L. W., Strickland, W., … Yadav, J, S, & CHAMPION Trial Study Group. (2011). Wireless pulmonary artery haemodynamic monitoring in chronic heart failure: A randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 377(9766), 658-666. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60101-3
14. Abraham, W. T., Stevenson, L., Bourge, R. C., Lindenfled, J., Bauman, J., & Adamson, P. B. (2016). Sustained efficacy of pulmonary artery pressure to guide to adjustment of chronic heart failure therapy: Complete follow-up results from the CHAMPION randomized trial. The Lancet387(10017), 453-461. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)007233-0
15. Butler, K., & Farrar, D. (2006). No bearing wear detected in explanted clinical HeartMate II LVADs—implications for long-term durability and reliability. ASAIO Journal, 52(2), 33A. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00002480-200603000-00147
16. Turakhia, M., Cao, M., Fischer, A., Arnold, E. M., Sloman, L. S., Dalal, N., & Gold, M. (2014, June). Reduced mortality with quadripolar compared to bipolar left ventricular leads in cardiac resynchronization therapy. Presented at the meeting of the World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques, Nice, France. Retrospective analysis; not prespecified.
17. Rose, E. A., Gelijns, A. C., Moskowitz, A. J., Heitjan, D. F., Stevenson, L. W., Dembitsky, W., … & Poirier V. L., for the Randomized Evaluation of Mechanical Assistance for the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (REMATCH) Study Group. (2001). Long-term use of a left ventricular assist device for end-stage heart failure. The New England Journal of Medicine, 345(20), 1435-1443. http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa012175
18. Park, S. J., Milano, C. A., Tatooles, A. J., Rogers, J. G., Adamson, R. M., Steidley, D. E., … & Slaughter, M. S., for the HeartMate II Clinical Investigators. (2012). Outcomes in advanced heart failure patients with left ventricular assist devices for destination therapy. Circulation: Heart Failure, 5(2), 241-248. http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.111.963991
19. Thoratec Corp. (2014, September). Data on file. Pleasanton, CA. 
20. American Heart Association. (2013, April 24). Costs to treat heart failure expected to more than double by 2030. Retrieved from http://newsroom.heart.org/news/costs-to-treat-heart-failure-expected-to-more-than-double-by-2030
21. Corbisiero, R., Armbruster, R., & Muller, D. (2014, May). Reduced costs post CRT with quadripolar LV leads compared to bipolar LV leads. Presented at the meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, San Francisco, CA.
22. Graham, C. M., Gayle, J., & Magee, G. (2014, May). Comparison of healthcare utilization and hospital costs for quadripolar versus bipolar LV lead technologies. Presented at the meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, San Francisco, CA.
23. Forleo, G. B., Panattoni, G., Bharmi, R., Dalal, N., Pollastrelli, A., Della Rocca, D., … & Romeo, F. (2014, May). Hospitalization rates and associated cost analysis of quadripolar versus bipolar CRT-D: A comparative analysis of single-center prospective Italian registry. (2014, May). Presented at the meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, San Francisco, CA.
24. Adamson, P. B., Abraham, W. T., Bauman, J., & Yadav, Jay. (2014). Impact of wireless pulmonary artery pressure monitoring on heart failure hospitalizations and all-cause 30-day readmissions in Medicare-eligible patients with NYHA Class III heart failure: Results from the CHAMPION trial.  Circulation, 130, A16744. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/130/Suppl_2/A16744.abstract

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