Dr. Omer Zuberi Becomes First Physician in Northeast Florida to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution
(Jacksonville, FL – May 28, 2015) – We are proud to announce Dr. Omer Zuberi, Interventional Cardiologist, is the first physician in Northeast Florida to implant the CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) System. The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure.
“We are very proud to be the first in Northeast Florida to offer patients this technology,” Dr. Yazan Khatib, President of First Coast Cardiovascular Institute says, “The device will revolutionize chronic heart failure care.” Dr. Khatib says the FCCI team strives to stay up to date with the latest advancements in the rapidly evolving field of cardiovascular medicine in order to continuously provide patients with cutting-edge, quality care.
The CardioMEMS HF System is a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The new system allows patients to transmit daily sensor readings from their homes to their health care providers, allowing for personalized and proactive management to reduce the likelihood of hospitalizations.
Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands. More than 5.1 million Americans have heart failure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with many of them frequently hospitalized and facing a reduced quality of life and higher risk of death. This device will work to reduce hospital admissions and improve quality of life for heart failure patients.
Dr. Zuberi successfully implanted the first device on May 26, 2015 at Orange Park Medical Center, the first facility to receive approval for this procedure.
We are honored to be pioneers in this life saving solution. If you think CardioMEMS HF System could be appropriate for you, please call us at 904.493.3333.