Telemonitoring of outpatients with heart failure: a search for the holy grail?

Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, PO Box 30.001, 9700RB Groningen, The Netherlands. .
Circulation (Impact Factor: 14.95). 05/2012; 125(24):2965-7. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.118141
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ABSTRACT Heart failure (HF) remains a large medical problem, and prevention of decompensation and HF-related hospitalizations is important, not only for the patient, but also from an economic point of view. Close monitoring is crucial, and can be done through a whole spectrum of modalities. This ranges from a (nurse-based) disease management program, to structured telephone support, to remote or telemonitoring with or without the use of an implantable device(1-3). (SELECT FULL TEXT TO CONTINUE).

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