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Troubleshooting CardioMEMS After Implant—Failure to Read

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Based on this clinical scenario and the accompanying image, understand how to arrive at a correct diagnosis.
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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Kelly Axsom, MD, Division of Cardiology, Center for Advanced Cardiac Care, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 622 W 168th St, PH1266, New York, NY 10032 (kma2161@cumc.columbia.edu).

Published Online: June 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2021.1820

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Kirtane reported receiving Institutional funding to Columbia University and/or the Cardiovascular Research Foundation from Abbott Vascular, Abiomed, Boston Scientific, CathWorks, CSI, Medtronic, Philips, ReCor Medical, and Siemens. In addition to research grants, institutional funding included fees paid to Columbia University and/or the Cardiovascular Research Foundation for speaking engagements and/or consulting. Dr Kirtane also reported receiving personal, consulting, neurotronic, and travel expenses and meals from Abbott Vascular, Abiomed, Boston Scientific, CathWorks, Chiesi, CSI, Medtronic, OpSens, Philips, ReCor Medical, Regeneron, Siemens, and Zoll. Dr Axsom reported being a paid consultant to Abbott and Medtronic. No other disclosures were reported.

Additional Contributions: We thank the patient for granting permission to publish this information.

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