Journal article

The Utility of Predicting Hospitalizations Among Patients With Heart Failure Using mHealth: Observational Study.

Susie Cartledge, Ralph Maddison, Sara Vogrin, Roman Falls, Odgerel Tumur, Ingrid Hopper, Christopher Neil

JMIR mHealth and uHealth | JMIR Publications Inc. | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Heart failure decompensation is a major driver of hospitalizations and represents a significant burden to the health care system. Identifying those at greatest risk of admission can allow for targeted interventions to reduce this risk. OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to compare the predictive value of objective and subjective heart failure respiratory symptoms on imminent heart failure decompensation and subsequent hospitalization within a 30-day period. METHODS: A prospective observational pilot study was conducted. People living at home with heart failure were recruited from a single-center heart failure outpatient clinic. Objective (blood pressure, heart rate, weight, B-type natriu..

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