Are you constantly breathless and fatigued?
Learn more about the BeAT-HF Study and the investigational BAROSTIM NEO™ System.
- ➤ How the BAROSTIM NEO System is designed to work
- ➤ The latest results with the BAROSTIM NEO System
- ➤ The purpose of the BeAT-HF Study
The BAROSTIM NEO System is designed to stimulate special cells in the arteries of the neck called baroreceptors (ba-roh-ree-sep-tors). Baroreceptors are natural sensors in the body. They regulate blood flow. Baroreceptors send signals to the brain to increase or decrease blood flow.
In a recent study, 95 patients with heart failure who were not previously implanted with a cardiac resynchronization device where randomized into two groups, 47 patients were implanted with the BAROSTIM NEO System and 48 were not. The implanted group showed improvement, on average, compared to the others in1:
- quality of life
- exercise capacity
- heart stress biomarkers
- days hospitalized for heart failure
- left ventricular ejection fraction (a measure of cardiac pumping efficiency)
The type and frequency of complications reported in this recent study from implanting the BAROSTIM NEO System were similar to those from implanting a typical pacemaker.
Although the results of this early study are positive, they are not enough to prove the safety and effectiveness of the BAROSTIM NEO System. To do so, and to obtain approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make this therapy available to millions of Americans with heart failure, we need people like you to participate in a larger study, the BeAT-HF Study.
Source: 1. Zile MR et al. Baroreflex activation therapy for the treatment of heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction: safety and efficacy in patients with and without cardiac resynchronization therapy.
- Is safe to use
- Affects survival
- Affects ability to exercise
- Affects quality of life
- Impacts heart failure hospitalizations
If you decide to learn more, click on the Am I A Candidate? button. If your answers indicate you may be a potential candidate, you will be invited to provide us with access to your medical records. If your medical records verify that you are a potential candidate, you will have the opportunity to meet with study personnel to ask questions and join the study if you so desire.
This website is intended to provide you with general information on heart failure and the investigational BAROSTIM NEO System. It is not intended to provide a medical diagnosis or treatment.