Use of telemonitoring to decrease the rate of hospitalization in patients with severe congestive heart failure

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Oct 1;84(7):860-2, A8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00452-x.


We investigated whether the application of a home-based telemonitoring system could decrease hospital admissions and emergency room visits in 30 patients with severe congestive heart failure compared with 51 patients with congestive heart failure who received standard therapy. Emergency room visits (1 vs 11) and hospitalizations (13 vs 36) were decreased in the telemonitored group (both p <0.05).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Body Weight
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / therapy*
  • Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods*
  • Telephone