A new telemonitoring system intended for chronic heart failure patients using mobile telephone technology - Feasibility study

Sebastian Winkler, Michael Schieber, Stephanie Lücke, Peter Heinze, Thomas Schweizer, Dominik Wegertseder, Michael Scherf, Herbert Nettlau, Sascha Henke, Martin Braecklein, Stefan D. Anker, Friedrich Koehler

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Abstract

Background: Remote monitoring is one modality of structured care in chronic heart failure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a new wireless telemonitoring system via a mobile phone network. Methods: Portable home devices for electrocardiogram, blood pressure, body weight and self-assessment measurements were connected (via Bluetooth®) to a personal digital assistant (PDA) that performs automated encrypted transmission via mobile phone. Two telemedical centres were set-up. Results: 30 healthy volunteers were enrolled and followed for 26 days. A total of 4002 single measurements were taken, 133 ± 37 per person. No data was lost or incorrectly allocated. 880 of 937 (94%) of the ECG recordings had sufficient diagnostic quality for rhythm analysis and single beat measurements. 50 continuous ECG-streams (312 min) without disruption were performed. Total system availability was 96.6%, including that of the mobile phone network. Conclusions: Mobile phone technology is suitable for continuous and secure medical data transmission. To evaluate the clinical use in chronic heart failure patients, a large multicentre randomized controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00543881) was started.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume153
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2011

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Keywords

  • Chronic heart failure
  • Disease management
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Remote patient monitoring
  • Telemedicine
  • Telemonitoring

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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A new telemonitoring system intended for chronic heart failure patients using mobile telephone technology - Feasibility study. / Winkler, Sebastian; Schieber, Michael; Lücke, Stephanie; Heinze, Peter; Schweizer, Thomas; Wegertseder, Dominik; Scherf, Michael; Nettlau, Herbert; Henke, Sascha; Braecklein, Martin; Anker, Stefan D.; Koehler, Friedrich.

In: International Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 153, No. 1, 17.11.2011, p. 55-58.

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Winkler, S, Schieber, M, Lücke, S, Heinze, P, Schweizer, T, Wegertseder, D, Scherf, M, Nettlau, H, Henke, S, Braecklein, M, Anker, SD & Koehler, F 2011, 'A new telemonitoring system intended for chronic heart failure patients using mobile telephone technology - Feasibility study', International Journal of Cardiology, vol. 153, no. 1, pp. 55-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.08.038
Winkler, Sebastian ; Schieber, Michael ; Lücke, Stephanie ; Heinze, Peter ; Schweizer, Thomas ; Wegertseder, Dominik ; Scherf, Michael ; Nettlau, Herbert ; Henke, Sascha ; Braecklein, Martin ; Anker, Stefan D. ; Koehler, Friedrich. / A new telemonitoring system intended for chronic heart failure patients using mobile telephone technology - Feasibility study. In: International Journal of Cardiology. 2011 ; Vol. 153, No. 1. pp. 55-58.
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