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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Meet TriageHF

Watch the video to learn how to streamline your care of heart failure patients with TriageHF.

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

TriageHF-enabled clinics can leverage the technology for all ICD
and CRT patients
with OptiVol,
with backward

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Automated  Clinic Alerts

Automated notifications to enable clinical action.

Additional Resources

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Educational Resources on Medtronic Academy

Find additional information on TriageHF along with a variety of educational resources and tools.

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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 Model 5242 TriageHF feature in the Heart Failure Management Report Technical Manual M995788A001 B.


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.