ATLANTA – A wearable patch can track the heart failure status of patients, according to a study published in Circulation: Heart Failure. “Remote monitoring of patients with heart failure at home using wearable devices can allow titration of care and thereby potentially reduce hospitalizations,” wrote the co-authors of the study. The custom wearable patch was tested on heart failure patients and tracked the device’s seismocardiogram signal before and after a six-minute walk test. “We have shown that a wearable device capable of recording electrical and mechanical aspects of cardiac function and graph mining techniques analyzing cardiac response to submaximal exercise can be used to identify compensated and decompensated HF states and to track the clinical course of the patients,” wrote the co-authors.
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