Erin K. Donaho

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BACKGROUND For people with chronic heart failure, self-monitoring has been linked with improved body awareness and better communication with health professionals. Cognitive theory and the concept of somatic awareness help explain self-monitoring behaviors. This study compares the clinical and hospital outcomes of heart failure patients who are using and not(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) patients have high rates of hospitalization and rehospitalization. METHODS AND RESULTS A protocol-driven clinic staffed by an allied health care team was designed for patients discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of congestive HF. The clinic provided follow-up visits 1 week and 4 to 6 weeks after hospital discharge.(More)
Managing patients who have heart failure is challenging and requires the integration of inpatient and outpatient care. Until evidence from clinical trials of implantable hemodynamic monitors (IHMs) is available and approval from the Food and Drug Administration is received, the best available model seems to be telemonitoring in conjunction with a(More)
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