Cardio-MEMS is Implemented by the Heart Failure Team at Kuwait Chest Disease Hospital in Coordination with Regional Lead Expertise From Riyadh.

The successful implementation of cardio-MEMS technology in Riyadh was made possible by a noteworthy collaboration between the lead cardiologist, Dr. Jehad Al-Buraiki, and the Kuwait Heart Failure Team at the Chest Diseases Hospital. This collaboration demonstrates a dedication to using cutting-edge approaches to improve cardiac care. The incorporation of cardio-MEMS technology, which aims to remotely monitor patients with heart failure and improve treatment approaches, demonstrates the collaborative endeavors to adopt state-of-the-art medical innovations.

“The technology of cardio-MEMS is currently being implemented at the Chest Diseases Hospital and utilized by a structured advance heart failure and transplant team for the first time in Kuwait,” said Dr. Fatma Hadi, an expert in advanced heart failure and transplant medicine, in an interview with Kuwait Times. “Dr. Jehad Al-Buraiki, who is the leading heart failure and interventional cardiologist in implementing and utilizing this technology at Riyadh’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center,” added Dr. Hadi.

According to Dr. Hadi, this technology will be used for the first time in Kuwait in a sizable clinical trial that will likely last one to two years. “While the patient is fully awake in the catheterization room, a small sensor is inserted into the lung artery through a catheter with local anesthetic. She clarified that this sensor is in charge of identifying changes in bodily fluids prior to the patient experiencing heart failure symptoms.

The patient is instructed to send their doctors daily reports in an easy-to-use manner by using the basic tools that this technology offers. By doing this, the patient won’t need to be admitted to the hospital in order for their treating team to address the changes in the patient’s fluid status. Dr. Hadi continued, “This should significantly enhance the patient’s quality of life and lessen the need for emergency room visits and hospital stays.

One of the main reasons for hospital admissions and readmissions globally is decompensated heart failure. The defining feature of heart failure and worsening episodes is the retention of fluids in the body, particularly in the lungs. Fluid retention results in severe dyspnea, inability to lie flat, and edema throughout the body. Hospitalization is typically necessary for.

Heart failure admissions have a significant negative impact on the patient’s quality of life in addition to being expensive. Patients incur additional costs each time they are admitted to the hospital due to hospital-acquired infections, which increases their morbidity. Large-scale clinical trials that investigated the cardio-MEMS technology in great detail led to a noteworthy 44 percent decrease in hospitalizations for heart failure and emergency room visits.- by KT


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