The CardioMEMS™ HF System
Because there is so much to live for
The pulmonary artery carries blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs, where the blood is mixed with oxygen before traveling back throughout the body. For people with heart failure, changes in the pressure of blood moving through the pulmonary artery can mean that heart faliure is getting worse.
These changes in pressure can happen even before you have symptoms like shortness of breath or weight gain. This means that heart failure can progress silently, which is why it’s so important to stay ahead of it. The CardioMEMS HF System helps your heart failure doctor do just that.
Here's how it works:
- A tiny pressure-sensing device is inserted directly into the pulmonary artery.
- The device sends data about your pulmonary artery pressure directly to your doctor's office.
- Your heart failure doctor uses the data to make more proactive changes to your medications and treatment plan before your heart failure progresses, your quality of life gets worse and you need hospitalization.
- You may require fewer visits to your heart failure doctor and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Using the CardioMEMS HF System is a simple process that only takes a few minutes daily.