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February 5, 2015

Swedish Medical Centre implements new heart failure monitoring solution

US-based Swedish Medical Centre (SMC) is implementing a new heart failure monitoring solution, in a bid to reduce hospital admissions and manage heart failure (HF).

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US-based Swedish Medical Centre (SMC) is implementing a new heart failure monitoring solution, in a bid to reduce hospital admissions and manage heart failure (HF).

The hospital is using the FDA-cleared heart failure monitoring device CardioMEMS HF System to manage heart failure.

Swedish Medical Centre CEO Mary White said: "At Swedish Medical Center we are relentlessly passionate about providing the absolute highest quality patient care, and that means having the most advanced options available to our patients.

"Offering CardioMEMS System is an example of the collaboration between our physicians, staff and cardiac leadership to maintain our reputation for being innovators in the quality of life and treatment of heart failure patients."

"Eliminating the need for additional clinic or hospital visits, the system is said to allow patients to transmit critical information about their heart failure status to a clinician on a regular basis."

Eliminating the need for additional clinic or hospital visits, the system is said to allow patients to transmit critical information about their heart failure status to a clinician on a regular basis.

The system features a sensor, which is implanted in the pulmonary artery (PA) during a non-surgical procedure to directly measure PA pressure.

It helps patients to transmit daily sensor readings from their homes to health care providers, allowing a reduced likelihood of hospitalisation.

Swedish Medical Centre interventional cardiologist Dr Ira Dauber said: "This new wireless implantable sensor device is a potential game changer and a paradigm shift in the care of patients with congestive heart failure."

Located in Englewood, Colorado and part of HealthONE, SMC is an acute care hospital with 368 licensed beds, and serves 200,000 patients every year.


Image: Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado. Photo: courtesy of Jeffrey Beall.

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