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Comprehensive Solutions for Heart Failure Management

Breakthrough technologies with proven clinical outcomes

An estimated 5.7 million American adults are affected by heart failure (HF).1 Every year in the United States, approximately 1 million patients are hospitalized with a primary discharge diagnosis of HF, with HF the leading cause of hospitalizations for adults aged 65 or older.2 The cost of treating HF in the U.S. is expected to reach $70 billion by 2030.3 In 2012, Medicare’s average cost per beneficiary with a diagnosis of heart failure exceeded $33,000 per year, approximately three times the cost of an average beneficiary.4

While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed ongoing and planned reimbursement reform programs, we have dedicated our efforts to providing you with the broadest scope of technologically innovative, clinically proven and outcome-driven solutions for better heart failure management. The benefits of frequent insight and early intervention that our technologies can give you are matched only by our ability to increase efficacy while decreasing the economic cost associated with cardiovascular care.


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Heart Failure Management Portfolio

St. Jude Medical innovates and challenges the status quo, offering game-changing heart failure technologies to help better manage the economic and treatment challenges associated with heart failure. Our results include innovative and effective quadripolar technology, MultiPoint™ pacing, the CardioMEMS™ HF System and the HeartMate II™ Left Ventricular Assist Device.

Related Portfolio

Learn about our other advanced portfolio designed to improve the treatment of heart failure while reducing costs for all.

Remote Monitoring Portfolio

Our remote monitoring portfolio, with Merlin.net™ Patient Care Network and Merlin@home™ wireless transmitter can help you optimize workflow, support informed clinical decisions and deliver efficient, comprehensive care.

Improving Outcomes with the CardioMEMS™ HF System43% reduction in HF hospitalizations, 30% reduction in all-cause hospitalizations, 53% reduction in mortality

Directly monitoring PA pressure with the CarioMEMS™ HF System not only notifies you if a patient’s heart failure is worsening, but also allows you to intervene earlier, adjusting medication or making other treatment changes

In a retrospective analysis of the CHAMPION clinical data for HFrEF patients already on guideline-directed medical therapy, pulmonary artery pressure guided management reduced mortality by 57 percent and HF hospitalizations by 43 percent.6

See more CardioMEMS™ HF System evidence.

Clinical Leadership in HF Quality of Life and Overall Survival7,8

Our vision is to provide a continuum of care and transform the treatment of heart failure and other expensive epidemic diseases by creating innovative technologies that are clinically effective for patients and cost effective for hospitals. We back our innovation with clinical leadership by building a body of evidence that supports the improved outcomes and exceptional quality of our first-to-market therapies. 

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1. Mozaffarian, D., Benjamin, E. J., Go, A., A., Arnett, D. K., Blaha, M. J., Cushman, M., ... Truner, M. B. on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee, (2015). Heart disease and stroke statistics—2016 update: A report from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 132, e1-e323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000350
2. Adams, K. F. Jr., Fonarow, G. C., Emerman, C. L., LeJemtel, T. H., Constanzo, M. R., Abraham, W. T., … Horton, D. P., & ADHERE Scientific Advisory Committee and Investigators. (2005). Characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized for heart failure in the United States: Rationale, design, and preliminary observations from the first 100,000 cases in the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry (ADHERE). American Heart Journal, 149(2), 209-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2004.08.005
3. American Heart Association. (2013, April 24). Costs to treat heart failure expected to more than double by 2030. Retrieved from http://newsroom.heart.org/news/costs-to-treat-heart-failure-expected-to-more-than-double-by-2030.

4. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Chronic Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries Chartbook: 2012 Edition. Retrieved from http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Chronic-Conditions/Downloads/2012Chartbook.pdf. Accessed April 23, 2014.
5. Abraham, W. T., Adamson, P. B., Bourge, R. C., Costanzo, M. R., Stevenson, L. W., Strickland, W., … Yadav, J, S, & CHAMPION Trial Study Group. (2011). Wireless pulmonary artery haemodynamic monitoring in chronic heart failure: A randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 377(9766), 658-666. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60101-3
Abraham, W. T., Adamson, P. B., Stevenson, L. W., Costanzo, M. R., Bourge, R. C., Bauman, J., … Yadav, J. (2015, May). Pulmonary artery pressure management in heart failure patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy or implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices significantly reduces heart failure hospitalizations and mortality above and beyond background guide-directed medical therapy. Presented at the meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, Boston, MA. 
7. Forleo, G. B., Mantica, M., Di Biase, L., Panattoni, G., Della Rocca, D. G., Papavasileiou, L. P., … Romeo, F. (2012). Clinical and procedural outcome of patients implanted with a quadripolar left ventricular lead: Early results of a prospective multicenter study.
Heart Rhythm, 9(11), 1822-1828. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.07.021 
8. Forleo, G. B., Panattoni, G., Bharmi, R., Dalal, N., Pollastrelli, A., Della Rocca, D., … & Romeo, F. (2014, May).
Hospitalization rates and associated cost analysis of quadripolar versus bipolar CRT-D: A comparative analysis of single-center prospective Italian registry. Presented at the meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, San Francisco, CA. 

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