CardioMEMS: where we are and where can we go?
The prevalence of heart failure (HF) has been on the rise with associated increase in hospitalizations, morbidity and mortality. These hospitalizations have led to increasingly more cost on and decreased quality of life for patients. CardioMEMS is one of the newer devices designed to help tackle this issue by allowing for better monitoring of HF patients. This device also allows for accurate recording of pulmonary artery pressures (PAPs) and has also been applied in various other areas, such as aneurysmal tears, for monitoring pressures. In this manuscript we will review the current state of CardioMEMS HF system and investigate some of the other areas for its promising use in the field.