Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) (see Congestive Heart Failure)

  • CardioMEMS Heart Sensor Allows Monitoring of Pressure to Improve Outcomes in NYHA Class III Heart Failure Patients (CHAMPION) Trial (J Am Coll Cardiol, 2017) [MEDLINE]: n = 550
    • Pulmonary Artery Pressure-Guided Heart Failure Management Decreased Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) on Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy, Underscoring the Important Synergy of Addressing Hemodynamic and Neurohormonal Targets of Heart Failure Therapy
  • Cost-Effectiveness Study of CardioMEMS (Clin Cardiol, 2017) [MEDLINE]
    • CardioMEMS Heart Failure System was Cost-Effective, with an Incremental Cost-Effectiveness Ratio of $44,832 Per Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY)


St. Jude Medical Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring Device

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Radiographic Appearance

  • Note the Presence of the CardioMEMS Superimposed Over the Left Pulmonary Artery in the Following Chest X-Ray (and Inset)

Adverse Effects

Cardiovascular Adverse Effects