Proactive monitoring: implications of implantable devices for future heart failure management.

@article{DaleidenBurns2007ProactiveMI,
  title={Proactive monitoring: implications of implantable devices for future heart failure management.},
  author={Anne Daleiden-Burns and Penelope Stiles},
  journal={Critical care nursing quarterly},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={321-8}
}
Heart failure (HF) decompensation continues to account for approximately 1 million hospitalizations per year in the United States. Pulmonary congestion is the hallmark sign of worsening HF. Better strategies aimed at identifying subclinical congestion would be of great value in the management of HF. Implantable hemodynamic and/or thoracic impedance monitoring systems, both currently available and under investigation, can detect pulmonary congestion before traditional signs and symptoms occur… CONTINUE READING