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UI seeks participants for heart failure study

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The University of Iowa Hart and Vascular Center is seeking adults age 18 and older with heart failure for a clinical trial.

The trial will evaluate the benefits of a wireless pressure sensor for heart failure. The sensor is being studied to see if it will reduce the number of hospitalizations for people with heart failure.

Eligible participants must have a history of heart failure and have had a heart failure related hospitalization in the past 12 months.

Participation involves a minimally invasive heart procedure, visits to the UI and use of the Heart Failure Pressure Measurement System from home. The system, developed by CardioMEMS, Inc., consists of a sensor, delivery system, external electronics (antenna) and a home monitoring unit. The system is used in participants' home to transmit their pulmonary artery pressure measurement to a secure web site for the study doctor to review.

For more information, contact the UI Cardiomyopathy Treatment Program at 319-356-1028 and ask for Barry Cabuay, M.D., principal investigator for the UI site, or Cynthia Larew. You may also email the Cardiomyopathy Treatment Program at uicardiomyopathy@uiowa.edu or visit online at www.uihealthcare.com/heartfailure

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