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Remote Monitoring for Heart Failure Patients Reduces Hospitalizations, Death

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Remote monitoring for heart failure patients resulted in fewer hospitalizations and deaths than a similar group of patients receiving usual care during a 4-month study, but the benefits didn't last beyond the study period.

Remote monitoring for heart failure patients resulted in fewer hospitalizations and deaths than a similar group of patients receiving usual care during a 4-month study, but the benefits didn't last beyond the study period, according to an article published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Researchers from Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health and elsewhere sought to evaluate the effect of a heart failure telemonitoring program, Connected Cardiac Care Program (CCCP), on hospitalization and mortality in a retrospective database review of medical records of patients with heart failure.

In the study, 174 control patients receiving care at Massachusetts General Hospital were matched by age and gender with 174 patients enrolled in CCCP.

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