Description of Medical ServiceImplantation of a permanent wireless haemodynamic sensor and associated remote analysis of pulmonary artery pressure for patients with moderate chronic heart failure (New York Heart Association class III).
Description of Medical ConditionHeart failure is a complex clinical syndrome that is characterised by an underlying structural abnormality or cardiac dysfunction that impairs the ability of the heart ventricle to fill and / or eject blood. Heart failure usually manifests among patients as dyspnoea, with subsequent symptoms including fluid overload and confusion. Patients with heart failure often have limited exercise capacity, high mortality rates, and impaired quality of life. Acute decompensated heart failure, during which patients suffer a sudden worsening or deterioration of signs and symptoms, frequently leads to hospitalisation.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
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Meetings for this Application
PASC16 April 2014
11-12 December 2014