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Home Monitoring Program Improves Outcomes for Heart Patients
Date:5/1/2008

in-win for our patients and health-care providers," and has the potential to have "a dramatic impact on improving the lives of heart failure patients and reducing hospital admissions."

The findings were expected to be presented Thursday at the American Heart Association's Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, in Baltimore.

The researchers plan to expand the Connected Cardiac Care program to target 350 mobile heart failure patients by this summer.

An estimated 5.3 million Americans have heart failure, and hospital discharges for the condition increased from 400,000 in 1979 to 1.08 million in 2005, an increase of 171 percent, according to background information in a news release about the study.

More information

The U.S. National Institute on Aging has more about heart failure.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, May 1, 2008


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