A remote patient monitoring system for congestive heart failure

Myung Kyung Suh, Chien An Chen, Jonathan Woodbridge, Michael Kai Tu, Jung In Kim, Ani Nahapetian, Lorraine S. Evangelista, Majid Sarrafzadeh

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Abstract

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a leading cause of death in the United States affecting approximately 670,000 individuals. Due to the prevalence of CHF related issues, it is prudent to seek out methodologies that would facilitate the prevention, monitoring, and treatment of heart disease on a daily basis. This paper describes WANDA (Weight and Activity with Blood Pressure Monitoring System); a study that leverages sensor technologies and wireless communications to monitor the health related measurements of patients with CHF. The WANDA system is a three-tier architecture consisting of sensors, web servers, and back-end databases. The system was developed in conjunction with the UCLA School of Nursing and the UCLA Wireless Health Institute to enable early detection of key clinical symptoms indicative of CHF-related decompensation. This study shows that CHF patients monitored by WANDA are less likely to have readings fall outside a healthy range. In addition, WANDA provides a useful feedback system for regulating readings of CHF patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1165-1179
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Congestive heart failure patients monitoring
  • Data integrity
  • Database backup
  • Health monitoring
  • Real-time feedback
  • Telemedicine
  • Wireless health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Suh, M. K., Chen, C. A., Woodbridge, J., Tu, M. K., Kim, J. I., Nahapetian, A., Evangelista, L. S., & Sarrafzadeh, M. (2011). A remote patient monitoring system for congestive heart failure. Journal of Medical Systems, 35(5), 1165-1179. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-011-9733-y