MONAGHAN MAN AMONG FIRST RECIPIENTS OF NEW CUTTING-EDGE HEART FAILURE TECHNOLOGY

14 September 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan man Tony Hennessy is among the first recipients of a new high tech device which provides heart failure physicians with an early warning system and enables them to monitor their patients remotely. Called CardioMEMS, the tiny device is implanted in the pulmonary artery to measure its pressure. This enables doctors to ascertain whether the heart is working efficiently or whether there is evidence of a failure condition worsening.

Mr Hennessy said this week that he was very impressed with how doctors had been able to manage his condition using the device. “CardioMEMS enables my doctors to intervene at an early stage and change my medication before I start to exhibit symptoms and feel unwell. That is the key issue for me. “Previously when my pulmonary artery pressure changed I’d invariably end up in hospital, requiring….

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