Pulmonary artery pressure sensors are used to collect data on pulmonary artery pressure in people with chronic heart failure to allow for ongoing monitoring. Here, a pulmonary artery pressure sensor is inserted into a suitable branch of the pulmonary artery via a large vein (usually the femoral vein). Data on pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), such as pressure trend information and PAP waveforms, is transmitted from the sensor to an external monitor in the patient's home. The monitor securely transmits the data to a remote database that can be accessed by the heart failure team. The patient usually collects and transmits data daily, or more often if needed by the heart failure team. This procedure makes data available that can be used to guide the ongoing monitoring and management of chronic heart failure. The aim is to reduce hospitalisations caused by heart failure.
Status Awaiting development
Technology type Device
Decision Selected
Reason for decision Anticipate the topic will be of importance to patients, carers, professionals, commissioners and the health of the public to ensure clinical benefit is realised, inequalities in use addressed, and help them make the best use of NHS resources
Process DAP

Project Team

Project lead Toni Gasse


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Date Update
24 August 2023 Awaiting development. Status change linked to Topic Selection Decision being set to Selected

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