Early Detection of Worsening Heart Failure Using Continuous Noninvasive Measurements

Friday, 14 February 2014
Columbus CD (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Illapha Cuba Gyllensten , Philips Research, Eindhoven, Netherlands
During the course of Chronic Heart Failure (HF) patients regularly experience periods of acute worsening symptoms requiring hospitalisation which account for a major cost in HF management & are associated with increased mortality. Monitoring at home could provide caregivers with early warning signs of a worsening condition, enabling timely & tailored interventions. Accurate early alarms of worsening HF can be provided through robust algorithms for non-invasive thoracic impedance measurements.