“This is going to be my first year hunting again. I’m trying to get used to having a life like I used to have – and we’re ready to go!” ~ Jim Mason
Jim Mason, a 67-year-old heart failure patient was faced with repeat hospitalizations. For many heart failure patients, this routine makes it difficult to manage the disease while living a normal life.
Listen to Jim and Dr. Haronian describe life before and after CardioMEMS:
During the outpatient procedure, a battery-free sensor is implanted into the patient’s pulmonary artery to help monitor the pressure from the artery. Once implanted, heart failure patients spend a few minutes each day at home lying on a special pillow that acts as an antenna to read the implanted sensor. The pillow then transmits the pressure readings through a secure website, where it is reviewed by the patient’s cardiology team.
“Medicine still comes down to clinical interaction and that personal relationship. The quick check-ins give us that connection. It’s personal – it’s powerful.” ~ Dr. Howard Haronian
Learn more about the CardioMEMS procedure at Hartford HealthCare