CardioMEMS™ HF System For Patients

St. Jude Medical is now Abbott.
St. Jude Medical is now Abbott.

A Unique Approach to a Better Life

If you have Class III heart failure and have been hospitalized in the past year, it may be time to talk to your heart failure specialist about a unique approach to heart failure management designed for people like you. It’s called the CardioMEMS™ HF System.

The CardioMEMS HF System is an FDA-approved pulmonary artery pressure monitor that can improve your quality of life, and even reduce your risk for another hospitalization.1



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.


Take the Next Step
Help is here

If you would like to learn more about the CardioMEMS HF System, or to find a CardioMEMS HF System heart failure doctor, please call 1-855-4-CMEMSHF (1-855-426-3674).

Call Center hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST Monday-Friday

If you call after hours, a representative will take your message and you’ll receive a call back the following business day.


Start the Conversation
Our guide makes it easy

If you would like to talk to your heart failure doctor about the CardioMEMS HF System but don’t know how to get started, just download this simple, patient-doctor discussion guide and bring it with you to your next appointment.




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Indications and Usage: The CardioMEMS™ HF System is indicated for wirelessly measuring and monitoring pulmonary artery (PA) pressure and heart rate in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III heart failure patients who have been hospitalized for heart failure in the previous year. The hemodynamic data are used by physicians for heart failure management and with the goal of reducing heart failure hospitalizations.

Contraindications: The CardioMEMS HF System is contraindicated for patients with an inability to take dual antiplatelet or anticoagulants for one month post implant.

Potential Adverse Events: Potential adverse events associated with the implantation procedure include, but are not limited to the following: Infection, Arrhythmias, Bleeding, Hematoma, Thrombus, Myocardial infarction, Transient ischemic attack, Stroke, Death and Device embolization.

REFERENCES


1. Abraham, W. T., Stevenson, L., Bourge, R. C., Lindenfeld, 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 Lancet, 387(10017), 453-461.