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Use of telemedicine in patients with heart failure

HumanInsight Use of telemedicine in patients with heart failure

Vnitr Lek. 2022 Fall;68(3):154-158.


Chronic heart failure (HF), like any chronic disease, is a medical and socioeconomic burden. The number of patients with HF is increasing and our effort is to apply the most effective way of care in practice, preferably together with using telemedicine. Early diagnosis, therapy establishment and reduction of rehospitalizations play the key role in HF management. For patients for whom we add telemedicine (telephone consultation, physiological data transfer, data transfer from implantable devices, teleconsultation) and especially if we are able to provide the background of a well-functioning telemedicine center that is able to respond promptly to the data, we can recognize and respond to the deterioration in health status in a timely manner. Telemedicine has benefit in all aspects of care mentioned above, but mostly in the reduction of re-hospitalizations, which is related to the reduction of morbidity and mortality. Telemedicine in HF is also cost-effective.


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