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Remote Monitoring of Heart Failure Patients

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Arvind Bhimaraj

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas; Weill Cornell Medical School, New York, New York, US
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M.D., M.P.H.
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Abstract

Heart failure continues to be a major burden on our health care system. As the number of patients with heart failure increases, the cost of hospitalization alone is contributing significantly to the overall cost of this disease. Readmission rate and hospital length of stay are emerging as quality markers of heart failure care along with reimbursement policies that force hospitals to optimize these outcomes. Apart from maintaining quality assurance, the disease process of heart failure per-se requires demanding and close attention to vitals, diet, and medication compliance to prevent acute decompensation episodes. Remote patient monitoring is morphing into a key disease management strategy to optimize care for heart failure. Innovative implantable technologies to monitor intracardiac hemodynamics also are evolving, which potentially could offer better and substantial parameters to monitor.

How to Cite: 1. Bhimaraj A. Remote Monitoring of Heart Failure Patients. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2013;9(1):26-31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-9-1-26
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Published on 01 Jan 2013.
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