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A pilot study of radiotelemetry for continuous cardiopulmonary monitoring of patients at home.

de Lusignan, S, Althans, A, Wells, S, Johnson, P, Vandenburg, M and Robinson, J (2000) A pilot study of radiotelemetry for continuous cardiopulmonary monitoring of patients at home. J Telemed Telecare, 6 Supp. S119-S122.

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We have conducted a trial of a wireless device for continuous cardiopulmonary monitoring. Its performance, user acceptance and safety were assessed for monitoring in the patient's home. The study included 20 patients: six with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, six with chronic heart failure, seven with atrial fibrillation and palpitations, and one with a snoring problem. The system recorded the heart rate and respiratory rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram and body temperature. The results were transmitted automatically to a central monitoring station. The accuracy of the measurements was checked by a comparison system and also by conventional measurements performed by a nurse. The system was acceptable to patients and functioned satisfactorily in the home. An important facet of home telemonitoring may turn out to be its greater reliability in collecting objective data.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
de Lusignan, S
Althans, A
Wells, S
Johnson, P
Vandenburg, M
Robinson, J
Date : 2000
Uncontrolled Keywords : Adult, Aged, Chronic Disease, Feasibility Studies, Humans, Middle Aged, Monitoring, Ambulatory, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Pilot Projects, Primary Health Care, Telemedicine
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:25
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:24

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