Heart failure is one of the most common reasons why people age 65 and older
are admitted to the hospital. Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable
to work adequately to send blood to the organs and muscles of the body.
Patients with heart failure are frequently hospitalized, have a reduced
quality of life and face a higher risk of death. In a continuing effort
to provide patients with the best quality of comprehensive care, Catawba
Valley Medical Center (CVMC) is proud to be the first in the region to
offer a new wireless heart failure solution. The CardioMEMS Heart Failure
System, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May 2014,
allows the patients to transmit critical information about their heart
failure status to a clinician on a regular basis, without the need for
the additional clinic or hospital visits. This provides clinicians with
the ability to detect worsening heart failure sooner and adjust treatment
to reduce the likelihood that the patient will need to be hospitalized.
It allows the doctors and nurses to treat the patient
proactively rather than
reactively after symptoms have already developed.
“The CardioMEMS system increases the quality of life for our patients
who suffer from heart failure by allowing us to monitor them daily and
adjust their therapies as needed. Following this proactive approach, we
minimize the number of times patients have to be admitted to the hospital,”
said Sara Paul, DNP FNP, at
Catawba Valley Cardiology.
Catawba Valley Cardiology staff come to you with a combined 110+ years of experience. We provide
general cardiology, peripheral interventions, pacemaker implantation,
interventional cardiology and heart failure management. Catawba Valley
Cardiology is ready to be your first line of defense in guarding your
most valuable possession of all: your HEART!
See our article in the Hickory Daily Record:
Saving Time Saves Lives CVMC offers breakthrough wireless implant for heart-failure patients.