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CHAMPION Study Published in The Lancet
Date:2/10/2011

to receive standard care.

"The results from the CHAMPION study are very significant and provide a valuable new tool in the battle against heart failure. Pulmonary artery pressure monitoring is the first major device breakthrough in heart failure since CRT therapy," said William Abraham, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

Dr. Adamson, director of the Heart Failure Institute at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, added, "The CHAMPION trial illustrates how close monitoring of patients with chronic heart failure can reduce the need for costly and dangerous hospitalization while improving quality of life. These results are the beginning of a new era of hope for patients suffering from chronic symptomatic heart failure complementing medical and device therapies. The 'Hemodynamic Era' is a major advancement with promise for profound long-term impact on heart failure morbidity."

"Hospitalizations are very traumatic for heart failure patients and costly to the health care system," said Jay Yadav, M.D., founder and CEO of CardioMEMS and a cardiologist at the Piedmont Heart Institute. "With the CardioMEMS heart failure monitoring system, frequent hemodynamic monitoring can allow doctors and nurses to more efficiently manage their patients and produce meaningful reductions in their patients' heart failure related hospitalizations."

In September of 2010, St. Jude Medical invested $60 million in CardioMEMS in exchange for a 19% equity ownership interest and an exclusive option to acquire the remaining 81% of CardioMEMS for an additional $375 million during a period that extends through the completion of certain commercialization milestones.

Caution: Investigational device limited by federal law to investigational use.

About CardioMEMS, Inc.

CardioMEMS is a medical device company that has developed and is commercializing proprietary wireless sensing and communicat
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