CardioMEMS

Indications

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)

Physiology

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

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References

  • Pulmonary Artery Pressure-Guided Management of Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Oct 10;70(15):1875-1886. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.08.010 [MEDLINE]
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Remote Cardiac Monitoring With the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System. Clin Cardiol. 2017 Jul;40(7):430-436. doi: 10.1002/clc.22696 [MEDLINE]