An independent life despite heart failure
Maintaining autonomy in old age, despite heart disease - explore how telemedicine can already contribute to this today.
Shortness of breath, swelling in the legs, and fatigue – these are all symptoms that frequently accompany chronic heart failure. One in 20 people in Germany lives with the condition. In the future, remote monitoring of patient vital signs could help detect early indications of deteriorating cardiac function and allow patients to receive medical care in the comfort of their own homes.
Incurable but manageable
Safety in the home
Remote medical monitoring
The concept of remote consultation for patients with chronic conditions offers many advantages in terms of patient care. Any deterioration in the patient’s condition is detected much earlier thanks to close monitoring, and this significantly shortens or even eliminates hospital stays because we are able to intervene so quickly. And last but not least, this means that the monitoring programs even extend our patients’ lives. Daniel Dumitrescu, MD, senior physician and cardiologist at the Clinic for Cardiology at the HDZ NRW
Focus on quality of life
The program includes structured discussions conducted by specially trained staff and focused on improving the way patients cope with their condition. This comprehensive dialogue helps cardiac patients effectively manage their own conditions and shows them how to organize their lives in ways that keep them both safe and independent.Denise Guckel, MD, internist and cardiologist at the Institute for Applied Telemedicine, HDZ NRW, Bad Oeynhausen
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