Apr 8, 2022 Jersey City Medical Center Expands Comprehensive Cardiac Care with CardioMems Heart Failure System

CardioMEMS™ HF SystemJersey City, NJJersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, the leading academic health system in New Jersey, now offers a small implantable pressure-sending device that measures and tracks a patient's blood flow 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 are transmitted wirelessly to a secure patient care network that monitors any changes. The daily readings are transmitted to a 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 well managed,” said Sreeram Grandhi, MD, cardiologist at JCMC and a member of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. “In fact, clinical evidence has proven that monitoring the slightest of changes and adjusting treatment plans when necessary in heart failure patients can help greatly in reducing hospitalizations related to heart failure,” Grandhi said.

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 has 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 like 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 accounted for 874,613 deaths in the United States and claims more lives each year in the U.S. than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD) combined.

To learn more about the CardioMEMS™ HF System, call 201-915-2448.

About Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is Healing, Enhancing, and Investing in Hudson County. It is a comprehensive full-service acute and sub-acute care 348-bed teaching hospital. A not-for-profit hospital, JCMC is a state-designated Level II Regional Trauma Center with close to 16,000 admissions and over 80,000 Emergency Department visits annually. The hospital specialty services include maternity, orthopedics, heart and vascular care, and behavioral health. JCMC is the only full-service heart hospital in Hudson County, offering access to outstanding cardiologists and sophisticated and advanced treatments, such as cardiac surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR). RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center are in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. JCMC is also a state designated stroke center, a regional comprehensive cardiac center, a perinatal intensive care center, a regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill newborns, and home to the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical program in Hudson County. JCMC, a provider of Advanced Life Support for Hudson County, runs 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems.

Contact: Stacie Newton
Office: 201-395-7568
Mobile: 201-424-9678
E-mail: stacie.newton@rwjbh.org