Jersey City, New Jersey – Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, New Jersey’s leading academic health system, now offers a small, implantable pressure-sending device that measures and tracks a patient’s blood pressure, but is designed to manage patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure.
The advanced CardioMEMS™ HF system, implanted in the pulmonary artery, can indicate that a patient’s heart failure condition is worsening. Once implanted, daily sensor readings are taken by the patient from home and transmitted wirelessly to a secure patient care network that monitors for any changes. Daily readings are passed on to the patient’s heart failure care team to monitor any changes and adjust treatment and medications as needed.
“Early detection is key when it comes to heart failure. If diagnosed early and treated effectively, the disease can be managed well,” said Sreeram Grandhi, MD, cardiologist at JCMC and member of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. “In fact, clinical evidence has proven that monitoring for the slightest change and adjusting treatment plans as necessary in heart failure patients can go a long way in reducing heart failure-related hospitalizations,” said Grow up.
Patients who may benefit from the CardioMems Heart Failure System are those who have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and have had at least one heart failure-related hospitalization in the past year, among other criteria.
As an award-winning cardiovascular and thoracic cardiac network serving New Jersey residents, RWJBarnabas Health offers the largest combined adult and pediatric cardiac surgery program in the state.
Through a partnership with Rutgers University, one of the nation’s leading public universities, JCMC offers comprehensive cardiovascular and thoracic care options. These include coronary artery bypass grafting, mitral valve repair and replacement, non-invasive cardiac imaging, laboratory tests, and advanced procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement, also known as TAVR. , without the need to travel out of town or to another city.
According to the American Heart Association, in 2019 cardiovascular disease was listed as the underlying cause and caused 874,613 deaths in the United States and claimed more lives each year in the United States than all forms of cancer and combined chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD).
To learn more about the CardioMEMS™ RF System, call 201-915-2448.
About Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas healthcare facility, heals, improves and invests in Hudson County. It is a 348-bed teaching hospital offering comprehensive acute and sub-acute care services. A nonprofit hospital, JCMC is a state-designated Level II Regional Trauma Center with nearly 16,000 admissions and more than 80,000 emergency room visits annually. Specialized hospital services include maternity, orthopedics, cardiac and vascular care, and behavioral health. JCMC is Hudson County’s only full-service cardiac hospital, providing access to exceptional cardiologists and sophisticated, advanced treatments, such as cardiac surgery and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR). RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center are partnered with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The JCMC is also a state-designated stroke center, comprehensive regional cardiac center, perinatal intensive care center, regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill newborns, and houses the Hudson County’s most advanced robot-assisted surgery. JCMC, an Advanced Life Support provider for Hudson County, handles 911 medical call screening for Hudson County and operates one of the busiest EMS systems in the state.
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