A current and future outlook on upcoming technologies in the remote monitoring of patients with heart failure

Bekfani, T. et al. (2021) A current and future outlook on upcoming technologies in the remote monitoring of patients with heart failure. European Journal of Heart Failure, 23(1), pp. 175-185. (doi: 10.1002/ejhf.2033) (PMID:33111389)

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Heart failure is a major health and economic challenge in both developing and developed countries. Despite advances in pharmacological and device therapies for patients with a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and heart failure (HFrEF), their quality of life (QoL) and exercise capacity are often persistently impaired, morbidity and mortality remain high and the health economic and societal costs are considerable. For patients with heart failure and preserved LVEF (HFpEF), diuretic management has an essential role for controlling congestion and symptoms even if no intervention has been convincingly shown to reduce morbidity or mortality. Remote monitoring might improve care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients regardless of LVEF. A great variety of innovative remote monitoring technologies and algorithms are being introduced, including patient self‐managed testing, wearable either as integrated into established clinically indicated therapeutic devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, or as stand‐alone are in development providing the promise of further improvements in service delivery and clinical outcomes. In this article, we will discuss unmet needs in the management of patients with HF, how remote monitoring might contribute to future solutions and provide an overview of current and novel remote monitoring technologies.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cleland, Professor John
Authors: Bekfani, T., Fudim, M., Cleland, J. G.F., Jorbenadze, A., Haehling, S., Lorber, A., Rothman, A. M.‐K., Stein, K., Abraham, W. T., Sievert, H., and Anker, S. D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:European Journal of Heart Failure
ISSN (Online):1879-0844
Published Online:27 October 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 European Society of Cardiology
First Published:First published in European Journal of Heart Failure 23(1): 175-185
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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