TriageHF Technology Heart Failure Risk Stratification Tool

TriageHF™ is a simplified, integrated heart failure risk assessment tool that alerts clinicians to clinically relevant changes in a patient’s status that may lead to a heart failure decompensation.

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Today, there is not an automated mechanism to identify which ICD/CRT-D patients are at the highest risk of heart failure decompensation.

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TriageHF* automates patient triage for clinicians to identify which patients are at the highest risk of heart failure decompensation.

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Identify High-risk Heart Failure Patients

TriageHF assesses a patient's risk of heart failure: high, medium, or low.

Patient’s risk level is
generated by assessing1:

  • OptiVol™
  • Patient Activity
  • AT/AF Burden
  • Ventricular Rate during AT/AF
  • % Ventricular Pacing
  • Shocks
  • Treated VT/VF
  • Night Ventricular Rate
  • Heart Rate Variability

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Risk score


Risk of a HF hospitalization in the next 30 days2

HIGH Hazard Ratio 10x

MEDIUM Hazard Ratio 2.1x

LOW Neg Pred Value 99.4%

Streamlined Workflow

Current workflows require a manual approach to identify high-risk patients. TriageHF offers a simplified and automated tool to easily identify patients at the highest risk of heart failure decompensation.


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MyCareLink Heart™ Mobile App,
MyCareLink Relay™ Home Communicator, and MyCareLink™ Patient Monitor
scheduled transmissions or CareAlert™ notifications are automatically sent to clinic.

CareLink™ Network

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Quickly sort high-, medium-, or low-risk heart failure patients.
Review TriageHF notifications
for high-risk patients.

Heart Failure Management Report

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Review an automated and simple
report displaying factors
contributing to risk status.

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Simple Risk Stratification


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Streamlined Clinic Management

clinics can leverage
the technology for
all ICD & CRT
patients with
OptiVol, with

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Automated  Clinic Alerts

to enable
clinical action.

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TriageHF is not an alarm. The TriageHF assessment does not replace heart failure assessments in standard clinical practice. Medical treatment should not be modified remotely based solely on the TriageHF assessment. Interpretation of the TriageHF assessment requires clinical judgment by a medical professional. The TriageHF assessment should be used in conjunction with professional guidelines for patient management decisions.

TriageHF requires clinic activation. Contact your local Medtronic sales representative for activation requirements.



Medtronic CareLink™ Heart Failure Risk Status Technical Manual M945636A001 A.


Cowie MR, Sarkar S, Koehler J, et al. Development and validation of an integrated diagnostic algorithm derived from parameters monitored in implantable devices for identifying patients at risk for heart failure hospitalization in an ambulatory setting. Eur Heart J. August 2013;34(31):2472-2480.