Telemedicine Facilitates CHF Home Health Care for Those with Systolic Dysfunction

  title={Telemedicine Facilitates CHF Home Health Care for Those with Systolic Dysfunction},
  author={Pennie S. Seibert and Tiffany A. Whitmore and Carin Patterson and Patrick D. Parker and Caitlin Otto and Jean Basom and Nichole Whitener and Christian G. Zimmerman},
  journal={International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications},
  pages={719 - 722}
An estimated 5 million Americans have congestive heart failure (CHF) and one in five over the age of 40 will develop CHF. There are numerous examples of CHF patients living beyond the years normally expected for people with the disease, usually attributed to taking an active role in disease management. A relatively new alternative for CHF outpatient care is telemedicine and e-health. We investigated the effects of a 6-week in-home telemedicine education and monitoring program for those with… CONTINUE READING
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