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The five steps to Barostim

If you have heart failure, Barostim may help improve your symptoms. Get started on your journey to turn heart failure into heart success.


Do you qualify?


Find a Barostim-trained Cardiologist


Prepare for your Appointments


Get Barostim


Optimize your

Do you qualify?

You may qualify for Barostim to help improve your heart failure symptoms if you meet these criteria:

  • Have been diagnosed with heart failure NYHA class 3 or 2, including 3 in your recent history, and are already receiving guideline-directed medical therapy.
  • Have a left ventricular ejection fraction of 35% or less.
  • Blood test for NT-proBNP of <1,600 pg/mL.

If you’re interested in finding out if you may qualify, take a brief self-assessment here:

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Find a Barostim- trained cardiologist

After completing the self assessment, simply fill out your information and one of our Barostim Coordinators will reach out to answer questions you may have, provide guidance on next steps, and help schedule a consultation with a Barostim-trained cardiologist nearest you.

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Prepare for your appointments

Be prepared to talk about how your heart failure symptoms, including shortness of breath or fatigue, are limiting activities that are important to you such as:

  • Showering
  • Walking up stairs
  • Going to the grocery store
  • Cooking
  • Doing laundry
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Gardening
  • Traveling

Write down any questions you have for the doctor.
Bring a list of medications you are taking.

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Get Barostim

  • The Barostim implant is placed under the skin, typically during an outpatient surgical procedure.
  • You may be able to go home the same day as the procedure, and typically you can get back to your normal activities within 24 hours.
  • Your physician will provide post-implant instructions.
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Optimize your Barostim

  • After the system is implanted, you will initially meet with your doctor approximately once per month so they can adjust the therapy to work the best for you – this can take approximately 5 visits.
  • Once the therapy is fully optimized, your doctor will see you and check your Barostim device every six months.
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Patient stories


“I feel normal. I have my life back.”


“Life is good! You’re only going to feel better. You’ll have a much better quality of life. I would highly recommend this.”


“He’s a different man. We’re back to the point where he goes everywhere and does everything he loves to do!”

-John's wife
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