ATLANTA, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — CardioMEMS,
Inc., an Atlanta-based medical device company that has
developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and
communication technology for the human body, announced today that
its founder and CEO,
Jay Yadav, M.D., is a finalist for the Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the
Dr. Yadav, an interventional cardiologist, founded CardioMEMS in
2000 to develop new devices for the treatment of chronic
cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure. Dr. Yadav’s most
recent success is the Champion™ Heart Failure Monitoring
System, the first permanently implantable, wireless, battery-free
device that provides crucial cardiac information from home for
patients suffering from heart failure. In 2010, CardioMEMS
completed its clinical trial for the Champion System, demonstrating
a 38% reduction in heart failure related hospitalizations.
The winner of the 25th annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of
the Year award for the Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee region will be
announced at a black tie awards dinner to be held at the
InterContinental Buckhead Hotel on June 23, 2011. The winner will
be inducted into the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
Hall of Fame and will become eligible for the national awards.
Recognized as the most prestigious business award for
entrepreneurs, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
has grown to 26 programs in the U.S., and in 50 countries. More
information is located at www.ey.com.
About CardioMEMS, Inc.
CardioMEMS is a medical device company that has developed and is
commercializing proprietary wireless sensing and communication
technology for the human body. The company’s technology