Recommendation ID
IPG463/1
Question
NICE encourages further research into the insertion and use of implantable pulmonary artery pressure monitors in chronic heart failure, particularly studies that look at their long-term effects on hospital admissions and quality of life and that record adverse events.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of the insertion and use of implantable pulmonary artery pressure monitors in chronic heart failure is limited in both quality and quantity. Therefore this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Insertion and use of implantable pulmonary artery pressure monitors in chronic heart failure
Number
IPG463
Date issued
August 2013

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 06/09/2013