Managing heart failure care using an internet-based telemedicine system.

  title={Managing heart failure care using an internet-based telemedicine system.},
  author={Abul M Kashem and Marie T Droogan and William P. Santamore and Joyce W Wald and Alfred A. Bove},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  volume={14 2},
BACKGROUND Managing patients with heart failure (HF) is labor intensive, and follow-up is often inadequate to detect day-to-day changes that ultimately lead to decompensation. We tested the effect of an Internet-based telemedicine (T) system that provides frequent surveillance and increased communicate between HF patients and their provider on frequency of hospitalization in a cohort of patients with advanced HF. METHODS AND RESULTS HF patients in NYHA Class II-IV were randomized to usual… CONTINUE READING


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