Reducing Future Cardiac Events with Leading Technology
Our Heart Center has an array of screening, testing and imaging options to identify and diagnose heart-related issues in patients. From treadmill stress tests to CT scans and Echocardiograms, our experienced staff can access the information needed to develop a plan for patients.
New Solution for Heart Failure Patients – CardiMEMS
CardioMEMS is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure. Featuring a miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor implanted in the pulmonary artery (PA) during a minimally invasive procedure, CardioMEMS transmits patients’ PA pressure daily to providers at Catawba Valley Cardiology’s Heart Failure Clinic. This new technology allows for proactive management of heart failure and has been shown to greatly benefit patients, caregivers, their families and the greater health care economy by reducing the need for future hospital admissions and providing peace of mind.
CVMC also became the first hospital in the region to offer the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) in 2014. The smallest long-term heart monitor available for patients with recurrent fainting, heart palpitations, unexplained stroke or atrial fibrillation – Reveal LINQ is about 1/3 the size of a AAA battery and is inserted under a patient’s skin to provides continuous, wireless monitoring of the heart for up to three years.
Catawba Valley Medical Center continues to explore new solutions to better meet the needs of our patients.