A Systematic Review of mHealth-Based Heart Failure Interventions.

CONCLUSIONS: Ten articles, representing 9 studies, were included in this review. The majority of the studies utilized mobile health technology as part of an HF monitoring system, which typically included a blood pressure-measuring device, weighing scale, and an electrocardiogram recorder. The impact of the mHealth interventions on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, HF-related hospitalizations, length of stay, New York Heart Association functional class, left ventricular ejection fraction, quality of life, and self-care were inconsistent at best. IMPLICATIONS: Further research is needed to conclusively determine the impact of mHealth interventions on HF outcomes. The limitations of the current studies (eg, inadequate sample size, quasi-experimental design, use of older mobile phone models, etc) should be taken into account when designing future studies. PMID: 26544175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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Authors: Walsh JL, AlJaroudi WA, Lamaa N, Abou Hassan OK, Jalkh K, Elhajj IH, Sakr G, Isma'eel H Abstract Objectives. In heart failure, invasive angiography is often employed to differentiate ischaemic from non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy. We aim to examine the predictive value of echocardiographic strain features alone and in combination with other features to differentiate ischaemic from non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy, using artificial neural network (ANN) and logistic regression modelling. Design. We retrospectively identified 204 consecutive patients with an ejection fraction
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
Authors: Yelgeç NS, Karataş MB, Karabay CY, Çanga Y, Şimşek B, Çalık AN, Emre A Abstract Background: Lead aVR provides prognostic information in various settings for patients with cardiovascular diseases. The present study aimed to investigate the prognostic value of a positive T wave in lead aVR (TaVR) for patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). Methods: We screened a total of 412 consecutive patients who were hospitalised with a diagnosis of APE between 2008 and 2018. We investigated electrocardiograms (ECGs) for the presence of a positive TaVR and classified other abnormal ECG find...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
Abstract Traditional cancer therapies, such as treatment with anthracyclines and chest radiation, are known to induce cardiovascular complications. Currently, the increase of cancer therapies will involve new mechanisms such as cancer immunotherapies, also called immune checkpoint inhibitors (PD-1, PD-L1 and CTLA-4 inhibitors). These treatments have shown long-term remissions in subgroup of cancers, including melanomas, non-small-cell lung cancer, urothelial carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and colorectal cancer. Although these treatments will change the natural course ...
Source: Bulletin du Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Bull Cancer Source Type: research
ConclusionsA high incidence of CV events, with no apparent correlation with CV comorbidities or risk factors, was observed. Prompt identification and treatment of CV events allowed most pts to complete the treatment with FP.Clinical trial identificationNCT02665312.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureM. Aglietta: Advisory / Consultancy: Bristol-Myers Squibb; Advisory / Consultancy: Merck; Advisory / Consultancy: Roche. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Cardiac involvement is frequent in MPS. Mitral valve deformation is the most frequent finding. An echocardiographic examination should be performed periodically even if the patient has no clinical signs of cardiac disease, and any cardiac involvement should be kept under control with medical treatment. PMID: 31582674 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars Source Type: research
Conclusion: This work demonstrates that high quality BCG signals can be collected in a home environment and used to detect the clinical state of HF patients. Significance: In future work, a clinician/caregiver can be introduced to the system so that ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Source Type: blogs
Discussion Pulmonary embolism (PE) is potentially life-threatening but fortunately rare event especially in the pediatric population. It was first described in children in 1861. PE is likely underreported because of minimal or non-specific clinical symptoms. The incidence is estimated at 0.05-4.2% with the 4.2% based on autopsy reports. It is probably also increasing as more central venous catheters (CVC) are used, and more children are surviving previously poor prognostic diseases. There is a bimodal distribution with cases
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 3969: Enabling Heart Self-Monitoring for All and for AAL—Portable Device within a Complete Telemedicine System Sensors doi: 10.3390/s19183969 Authors: Andrés-Lorenzo Bleda Francisco-Manuel Melgarejo-Meseguer Francisco-Javier Gimeno-Blanes Arcadi García-Alberola José Luis Rojo-Álvarez Javier Corral Ricardo Ruiz Rafael Maestre-Ferriz During the last decades there has been a rapidly growing elderly population and the number of patients with chronic heart-related diseases has exploded. Many of them (such as those with congestive heart failure or so...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Led by researchers at the Universities of Surrey, Warwick and Florence, new research shows that AI can quickly and accurately identify CHF by analyzing just one electrocardiogram (ECG) heartbeat.
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Scientists from the University of Surrey 'fed' a 'Convolutional Neural Network' with electrocardiograms that made up more than 490,000 heartbeats.
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