ATLANTA, May 23, 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, today announced that
its founder and CEO, Jay Yadav, M.D., was presented with a
Health-Care Heroes Award in the category of health-care innovations
by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The award was conferred on
Dr. Yadav during a dinner ceremony last Thursday night at the Cobb
The Health-Care Heroes awards are presented yearly by the
Atlanta Business Chronicle to honor the people and organizations
that demonstrate excellence and deserve recognition in the
health-care community. Dr. Yadav was presented with the award in
the health-care innovations category for the development of the
Champion™ Heart Failure Monitoring System, the first
permanently implantable, wireless, battery-free device that
provides cardiac catheterization-type data from a patient’s home.
This revolutionary, proactive approach to heart failure patient
management could significantly reduce the 1.1 million annual heart
failure related hospitalizations that cost the U.S. healthcare
system over $20 billion per year.
“The Champion™ Heart Failure Monitoring System has the
potential to be one the most significant advancements in heart
failure patient management in over a decade,” said award nominator,
John Huntz, Executive Director of Arcapita Ventures. Dr.
Yadav works tirelessly to improve the lives of patients with heart
failure who undergo numerous procedures and hospitalizations, and
I’m gratified to see him recognized for his efforts. The
Health-Care Innovations Heroes Award could not have gone to a more
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Dr.
Yadav. “Founding CardioMEMS and developing its unique technology
has been a rewarding profess