Novel wireless devices for cardiac monitoring

September 12, 2014

Source: Circulation, 2014, 130 (7) p. 573-581

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Date of publication: August 2014

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Novel devices for wireless monitoring have recently emerged and have begun to be integrated with the care of the cardiac patient. Real time smart phone monitoring, ECG patch monitoring, wireless invasive pressure monitoring and wireless cardiac rehabilitation are all described, and future challenges are outlined.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Harrow Primary Care Trust takes cardiac care into the community

July 6, 2009

Source:  British Journal of Healthcare Computing and Information Management newsletter, 12 June 2009

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Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  Harrow PCT established a mobile cardiac task force in the community, involving GPs, specialist nurses and healthcare assistants supported by hospital-based specialists. The service is delivered in GPs surgeries, community healthcare centres and patients’ homes. It uses a portable ECG system that automatically stores and analyses recorded ECG data using exsting computer hardware. All GPs in the area can request and receive results electronically. The service has reduced waiting times, improved patient care, and dramatically improved patient outcomes. It ensures equity of access for all to a high-quality cardiac diagnostic service.

Length of publication:  1 web page

Evaluating cardiovascular risk assessment for asymptomatic people

February 10, 2009

Source: British Medical Journal

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Year of Publication: 2009

Publication Type: Review

In a nutshell: This review is written by Ian A. Scott, Associate Professor of Medicine in Brisbane. It evaluates risk prediction tools based on Framingham and other models, resting and exercise electrocardiography and coronary artery imaging. It determines whether additional testing in asymptomatic adults improves the accuracy of predicting cardiovascular risk and examines the effects that large scale testing might have on patients’ care and clinical outcomes.

Length of Publication: 5 pages

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Acknowledgements: British Medical Journal