Congratulations to Drs. Corbisiero and Kovach, who today—in tandem with an integrated cath lab, EP, and heart failure team— performed Deborah’s first two successful CardioMEMS implants.
This new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor is a breakthrough in helping successfully manage both patients with advanced heart failure — who already have a device implanted — and those heart failure patients who are unable to have a defibrillator or pacemaker. The minimally invasive low-risk procedure will allow patients to return home and once a day perform a five-minute computerized test. The data is sent to Deborah, and the team can monitor daily pulmonary artery pressure, which is an early indicator of worsening heart failure. “This new technology will allow us to proactively monitor high-risk patients,” Dr. Corbisiero noted. “We expect it to reduce heart failure events and hospitalizations, and anticipate widespread use among recurrent, advanced heart failure patients who’ve had at least one hospitalization in the last year.” Congrats to the whole team!