Tampa, Fla. – AdventHealth Tampa has performed its first wireless monitoring sensor implant to help physicians manage heart failure patients remotely. The FDA-approved procedure is designed to reduce hospital admissions by 58 percent and improve quality of life for patients. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 6 million Americans have heart failure and 900,000 new patients are diagnosed each year.
“This innovative technology is opening up a new chapter in how we treat patients with heart failure,” said Dr. Oliver Abela, cardiologist at AdventHealth Tampa and one of the few cardiologists in the country who is board certified both in advanced heart failure and interventional cardiology. “We are committed to elevating cardiovascular care in our community and adding CardioMEMS™ HF System allows us to treat heart failure patients from a distance and, proactively personalize their medical needs.”
During the minimally invasive procedure, physicians insert a small sensor (the size of a paper clip) into the patient’s pulmonary artery. Once implanted, the patient goes home with a queen-sized pillow device that connects wirelessly to the sensor, allowing physicians to monitor the patient’s heart failure status from anywhere.
AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute is nationally recognized for heart and chest pain care by the American Heart Association, the Joint Commission, and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
You can learn more about AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute at AdventHealth Tampa here: https://www.adventhealth.com/hospital/adventhealth-pepin-heart-institute
Other important items:
- Patient’s will usually be discharged from the hospital 4 hours after the procedure & should make a full recovery in a week.
- The monitoring sensor is designed to last the lifetime of the patient & doesn’t require batteries.
- There is no pain or discomfort for the patients during the sensor readings.
About AdventHealth Tampa
AdventHealth Tampa is a not-for-profit 536-bed tertiary hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, digestive health, neuroscience, orthopedics, women’s services, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, bariatrics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic- assisted procedures. Also located at AdventHealth Tampa is the renowned AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute, a recognized leader in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and leading-edge research. The modern adult and pediatric-dedicated emergency rooms introduce the emergency physician at the beginning of the visit, an example of how AdventHealth Tampa is committed to providing compassionate and quality healthcare. For more information, visit www.AdventHealthTampa.com.
About AdventHealth West Florida Division
The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as five freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.
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