ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 21, 2023 — Abbott today announced new data that found monitoring patients remotely with hemodynamic pressure sensing technology, such as with its CardioMEMS™ HF System, can significantly1 improve survival in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The analysis is the first to give doctors specific insight into how remotely monitoring patients with technology like CardioMEMS can provide an early warning against worsening heart failure and significantly reduce mortality risk by 25% at two years in HFrEF patients.
The meta-analysis of three randomized, controlled trials (CHAMPION, GUIDE-HF and LAPTOP-HF) was presented at the Technology and Heart Failure Therapeutics (THT) Conference in Boston, Mass. (March 20-22, 2023). The data reinforce that – in addition to providing an early warning system against worsening heart failure – remote monitoring technology like CardioMEMS can help doctors more proactively make changes to a patient’s treatment plan before the disease advances, often resulting in repeat hospitalizations. A patient’s risk of mortality significantly rises2 with each heart failure-related hospitalization, making it critical that treatment plans aim to manage the disease and keep patients out of the hospital.
The CardioMEMS sensor is a paperclip-sized device that, once placed in the pulmonary artery during a minimally invasive procedure, monitors for pressure changes that indicate worsening heart failure. It wirelessly transmits daily readings to a patient’s clinical team – empowering the patient and their care team to manage their condition from virtually anywhere. HFrEF, the type of heart failure assessed within the latest meta-analysis, occurs when the heart muscle is weakened and not able to pump out enough blood for the body, representing roughly half3 of all cases of heart failure.
"The incidence of heart failure is a growing epidemic that affects more than 6.2 million Americans – and nearly half of those hospitalized for heart failure die within a year of their first admission," said JoAnn Lindenfeld, M.D., investigator for the meta-analysis and professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. "This analysis confirms that remote pressure monitoring is a life-extending option that reduces hospitalizations and should be considered for those with this type of weak heart."
New Clinical Data Reveal Life-Extending Benefits of Remote Pressure Monitoring