Eva M. Crespo

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BACKGROUND Telemedicine can be useful for managing heart failure (HF), but patient acceptance of telemedicine and its impact on patient behavior are unclear. AIMS To assess a telemedicine program in a HF Unit. METHODS AND RESULTS This sub-analysis of the CARME study assessed the use of an interactive telemedicine platform. This prospective intervention(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Multidisciplinary strategies for the management of heart failure (HF) improve outcomes. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of noninvasive home telemonitoring in ambulatory patients with HF already included in a structured multidisciplinary HF program. METHODS Prospective intervention study with before/after comparison(More)
BACKGROUND Self-care is important for heart failure (HF) management and may be influenced by the patient's educational level. AIM We assessed the relationship of educational level with baseline self-care behaviour and changes one year after a nursing intervention in HF outpatients attending a HF unit. PATIENTS AND METHOD Three hundred and thirty-five HF(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Heart failure mortality is similar to or even higher than that due to various cancers. It is usually associated with disease progression, though sudden death has also been reported as a frequent cause of mortality. The objectives of this study were to investigate mortality and its causes in outpatients with heart failure of(More)
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