Remote heart monitoring technology is helping Wellstar patients prevent heart failure flare-ups by keeping their providers up-to-date with real-time information about their health.
The CardioMEMS HF system monitors pulmonary artery pressure. Changes in pressure are an early indicator of worsening heart failure, but providers can often address the issue through some easy adjustments to the patient’s care.
The system gives patients and providers the opportunity to be more proactive in heart care, reducing hospitalizations and helping prevent acute heart failure episodes.
“With heart failure, as with all health issues, it’s best to take preventative action and stop problems from occurring,” Dr. Hans Lee, medical director for Wellstar's congestive heart failure program, said. “Monitoring your heart health and staying in touch with your cardiologist can help keep you out of the hospital and keep your heart in shape.”
The device is implanted by an interventional cardiologist. Once the sensor is implanted, patients take daily readings at their convenience, saving trips to the doctor’s office. Physicians then review the data and contact the patient if needed.
Consult with your Wellstar cardiologist to learn whether the CardioMEMS system could be beneficial for your care plan. To find a cardiologist, visit our heart care page.