Benefits of ongoing heart monitoring
Once the device is implanted, readings are transmitted to our advanced heart failure clinic, where our healthcare team routinely monitors pressures for subtle changes. If one is seen, our team proactively contacts the patient with management guidance.
The readings are also automatically added to the patient's electronic medical record so our integrated team of Baylor Scott & White providers—from primary care providers to specialists, like cardiologists—have access to the full picture of health while making treatment recommendations.
To be eligible for the CardioMEMS HF System treatment, individuals must have New York Heart Association class III (moderate) heart failure and a hospitalization for heart failure within the past 12 months.