Features March 2012 Issue

Home-Monitoring May Reduce Heart Failure Complications

Recent research shows the importance of self-management, remote monitoring and the future of heart failure care.

Heart failure (HF) is responsible for about one million hospitalizations in the U.S. every year, but a recent report ways to help reduce those numbers. Analysis published in the Jan. 10 online issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) says that combining strategies such as home weigh-ins, medication compliance, phone calls from nurses, home-health visits and even remote monitoring of implanted and external cardiac devices should help patients manage their disease.

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