CardioMEMS Device Implant

Heart failure is a frustrating thing to live with every day of life. Heart failure is not curable in most cases so the patients are supposed to live with it for the rest of life. But there is good news there are technologies invented to ensure people with advanced heart failure a better quality of life.

Patients with heart failure are supposed to go to the hospital when their symptoms have increased which is a lot of hassle. It is possible to keep a patient out of the hospital and keep them healthy for longer by closely monitoring their heart function and treating issues before they worsen. The CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) System can be used in this situation. With the use of this cutting-edge gadget, clinicians can keep a closer eye on their patients and prevent symptoms from getting worse. The CardioMEMS device implantation is available in Port Charlotte Cardiology. Our team of experts helps patients with heart failure find relief from their symptoms and spend more time doing the things they enjoy most.

CardioMEMS searches for indicators of worsening heart failure

The pulmonary artery (PA) pressure of the patient is measured and recorded by the gadget. Since increased pulmonary pressure frequently indicates that the heart is weakening or pumping less efficiently, changes in PA pressure may be an indication that heart failure is advancing.

According to research, CardioMEMS is a safe and efficient way to keep patients with advanced heart failure out of the hospital. Additionally, it is being utilized more frequently in the US: more than 20,000 patients got the gadget in just 2020.

The system enables monitoring from home

A remote monitoring system is called CardioMEMS. Every day at home, it gathers data on a patient’s pulmonary artery pressure. The information is then safely sent to the patient’s cardiologist, who frequently reviews it.

CardioMEMS lowers hospitalizations for heart failure

The course of their heart failure is sometimes beyond our entire control. But by keeping a close eye on how the heart is functioning, the treatment may be occasionally altered before the patient even becomes aware of any new or worsening symptoms.

The doctor can determine whether a patient’s current therapy is effective or whether adjustments need to be made by closely observing changes in their PA pressure. Because of this early intervention technique, it is less probable that their symptoms would worsen, reducing the requirement for hospital treatment.

During a minimally invasive technique, the sensor is inserted

A paperclip-sized sensor with a tiny, bent wire at each end makes up the CardioMEMS HF System. A short flexible tube which is a catheter is used by a cardiologist to implant the device into a patient’s pulmonary artery through the femoral vein in the groin. The patient can be given a light sedative prior to the treatment, which usually lasts for around 30 minutes, although they are awake throughout.

Once at home, patients just take a daily PA pressure reading from the sensor by lying on a particular cushion for a short period of time; this reading is then sent straight to the cardiologist’s office.

CardioMEMS won't interfere with routine tasks

CardioMEMS is a wireless sensor without a power source. the patients won’t experience it when they go about their daily activities or as they assess their PA pressure. Additionally, the measurement procedure is simple and quick; it only requires a few minutes. Patients are instructed on how to utilize the gadget to take readings from the sensor by our advanced heart failure experts. The patient is alerted and amended their treatment a concerning shift in their pulmonary artery pressure is observed.