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Telemonitoring heart failure

Alain Palot, Dany Jaffuel, Marion Gouitaa, Céline Tummino, Denis Charpin, Pascal Chanez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Sleep Medicine
Robert Herold, Neeltje van den Berg, Marcus Dörr, Wolfgang Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Telemedical care and monitoring programs for patients with chronic heart failure have shown beneficial effects on survival in several small studies. The utility in routine care remains unclear. METHODS: We evaluated a large-sized telemedicine program in a routine care setting, enrolling in total 2,622 patients (54.7 percent male, mean age: 73.7 years) with chronic heart failure. We used reimbursement data from a large statutory health insurance and approached a matched control analysis...
January 31, 2017: Health Services Research
Nazli Bashi, Mohanraj Karunanithi, Farhad Fatehi, Hang Ding, Darren Walters
BACKGROUND: Many systematic reviews exist on the use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) interventions to improve clinical outcomes and psychological well-being of patients with heart failure. However, research is broadly distributed from simple telephone-based to complex technology-based interventions. The scope and focus of such evidence also vary widely, creating challenges for clinicians who seek information on the effect of RPM interventions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of RPM interventions on the health outcomes of patients with heart failure by synthesizing review-level evidence...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Illapha Cuba Gyllensten, Amanda Crundall-Goode, Ronald M Aarts, Kevin M Goode
BACKGROUND: Home telemonitoring (HTM) of chronic heart failure (HF) promises to improve care by timely indications when a patient's condition is worsening. Simple rules of sudden weight change have been demonstrated to generate many alerts with poor sensitivity. Trend alert algorithms and bio-impedance (a more sensitive marker of fluid change), should produce fewer false alerts and reduce workload. However, comparisons between such approaches on the decisions made and the time spent reviewing alerts has not been studied...
January 17, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
William E Chavey, Robrt V Hogikyan, R Van Harrison, John M Nicklas
Heart failure is an increasingly common condition resulting in high rates of morbidity and mortality. For patients who have heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, randomized clinical trials demonstrate consistent mortality benefit from angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, direct-acting vasodilators, beta blockers, and aldosterone antagonists. Additionally, some data show benefits from two new classes of drugs: angiotensin receptor blocker/neprilysin inhibitor and sinus node modulator...
January 1, 2017: American Family Physician
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BACKGROUND: Seniors with chronic diseases such as heart failure have complex care needs. They are vulnerable to their condition deteriorating and, without timely intervention, may require multiple emergency department visits and/or repeated hospitalizations. Upon discharge, the transition from the emergency department to home can be a vulnerable time for recovering patients with disruptions in the continuity of care. Remote monitoring of heart failure patients using home telemonitoring, coupled with clear communication protocols between health care professionals, can be effective in increasing the safety and quality of care for seniors with heart failure discharged from the emergency department...
December 18, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
P Kolominsky-Rabas, C Kriza, S Uffenorde, S Zhang, S Gaiser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
D A Park, J E Yun, J E Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Hugo Saner, Enno van der Velde
Demographic changes, progress in medicine technology and regional problems in providing healthcare to low density populations are posing great challenges to our healthcare systems. Rapid progress in computer sciences and information technologies have a great impact on the way healthcare will be delivered in the near future. This article describes opportunities and challenges of eHealth and telemedicine in the framework of our health systems and, in particular, in the context of today's cardiology services. The most promising applications of eHealth and telemedicine include: (a) prevention and lifestyle interventions; (b) chronic disease management including hypertension, diabetes and heart failure; (c) arrhythmia detection including early detection of atrial fibrillation and telemonitoring of devices such as pacemaker, internal cardioverter defibrillators and implantable rhythm monitoring devices; (d) telerehabilitation...
October 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Sally C Inglis, Robyn A Clark, Riet Dierckx, David Prieto-Merino, John G F Cleland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
E Herrmann, S Fichtlscherer, S H Hohnloser, A M Zeiher, B Aßmus
INTRODUCTION: Patients with advanced heart failure suffer from frequent hospitalizations. Non-invasive hemodynamic telemonitoring for assessment of ventricular filling pressure has been shown to reduce hospitalizations. We report on the right ventricular (RVP), the pulmonary artery (PAP) and the left atrial pressure (LAP) sensor for non-invasive assessment of the ventricular filling pressure. METHODS: A literature search concerning the available implantable pressure sensors for noninvasive haemodynamic telemonitoring in patients with advanced heart failure was performed...
December 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Benjamin D Gallagher, Nathalie Moise, Mytra Haerizadeh, Siqin Ye, Vivian Medina, Ian M Kronish
BACKGROUND: Medication nonadherence contributes to hospitalizations in recently discharged patients with heart failure (HF). We aimed to test the feasibility of telemonitoring medication adherence in patients with HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We randomized 40 patients (1:1) hospitalized for HF to 30 days of loop diuretic adherence monitoring with telephonic support or to passive adherence monitoring alone. Eighty-three percent of eligible patients agreed to participate...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
Andrea Driscoll, Sharon Meagher, Rhoda Kennedy, Melanie Hay, Jayant Banerji, Donald Campbell, Nicholas Cox, Debra Gascard, David Hare, Karen Page, Voltaire Nadurata, Rhonda Sanders, Harry Patsamanis
BACKGROUND: Hospital admissions for heart failure are predicted to rise substantially over the next decade placing increasing pressure on the health care system. There is an urgent need to redesign systems of care for heart failure to improve evidence-based practice and create seamless transitions through the continuum of care. The aim of the review was to examine systems of care for heart failure that reduce hospital readmissions and/or mortality. METHOD: Electronic databases searched were: Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, grey literature, reviewed bibliographies and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for randomised controlled trials, non-randomised trials and cohort studies from 1(st) January 2008 to 4(th) August 2015...
October 11, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Asta Heikkilä, Virpi Maijala
The objective of this systematic review is to explore heart failure patients' experiences of mobile-phone based telemonitoring in self-care.
May 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Imani McElroy, Sohail Sareh, Allen Zhu, Gabrielle Miranda, Hoover Wu, Michelle Nguyen, Richard Shemin, Peyman Benharash
BACKGROUND: Unintended rehospitalizations after surgical procedures represent a large percentage of readmissions and have been associated with increased morbidity and cost of care. Beginning in 2017, Medicare will expand diagnostic categories subject to financial penalties for excess postoperative readmissions to include coronary revascularization procedures. Arrhythmias and pulmonary complications comprise the largest categories for readmission after cardiac surgery. Technologic advances in remote monitoring have led to the use of web-based digital health kits (DHK) aimed at reducing readmissions and improving postoperative outcomes...
July 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Liam Knox, Rachel J Rahman, Chris Beedie
BACKGROUND: Previous reviews have investigated the effectiveness of telemedicine in the treatment of heart failure (HF). Dependent variables have included hospitalisations, mortality rates, disease knowledge and health costs. Few reviews, however, have examined the variable of health-related quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Randomised controlled trials comparing the delivery methods of any form of telemedicine with usual care for the provision of HF disease-management were identified via searches of all relevant databases and reference lists...
July 22, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Nita Shrikant Kulkarni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2016: American Family Physician
Ewa Piotrowicz, Massimo F Piepoli, Tiny Jaarsma, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Andrew J S Coats, Jean-Paul Schmid, Ugo Corrà, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Kenneth Dickstein, Petar M Seferović, Stamatis Adamopoulos, Piotr P Ponikowski
Accessibility to the available traditional forms of cardiac rehabilitation programs in heart failure patients is not adequate and adherence to the programs remains unsatisfactory. The home-based telerehabilitation model has been proposed as a promising new option to improve this situation. This paper's aims are to discuss the tools available for telemonitoring, and describing their characteristics, applicability, and effectiveness in providing optimal long term management for heart failure patients who are unable to attend traditional cardiac rehabilitation programs...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Claude Daubert, Nathalie Behar, Raphaël P Martins, Philippe Mabo, Christophe Leclercq
Over two decades after the introduction of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) into clinical practice, ∼30% of candidates continue to fail to respond to this highly effective treatment of drug-refractory heart failure (HF). Since the causes of this non-response (NR) are multifactorial, it will require multidisciplinary efforts to overcome. Progress has, thus far, been slowed by several factors, ranging from a lack of consensus regarding the definition of NR and technological limitations to the delivery of therapy...
July 1, 2016: European Heart Journal
P A Pawloski, S E Asche, N K Trower, A R Bergdall, S P Dehmer, M V Maciosek, R A Nyboer, P J O'Connor, J M Sperl-Hillen, B B Green, K L Margolis
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is a leading cause of death and major contributor to heart attacks, strokes, heart and kidney failure. Antihypertensive (HTN medication) non-adherence contributes to uncontrolled hypertension. Effective initiatives to improve uncontrolled hypertension include a team-based approach with home blood pressure (BP) monitoring. Our study objective was to evaluate whether objectively measured medication adherence was influenced by home BP telemonitoring and pharmacist management...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
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