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Telemonitoring in heart failure: fact, fiction, and controversy

Authors Inglis S

Received 30 April 2014

Accepted for publication 18 June 2014

Published 14 October 2015 Volume 2015:3 Pages 129—137

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/SHTT.S46741

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Sally C Inglis

Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Abstract: The facts, fiction, and controversial issues regarding contemporary use of telemonitoring in heart failure are discussed, along with implications for future research and clinical practice. Recent studies labeled as telemonitoring have reported findings inconsistent with large systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the literature on telemonitoring in heart failure. This review explores some of the reasons why these inconsistencies may exist and also discusses some of the key issues in the contemporary evidence and use of telemonitoring in heart failure.

Keywords: heart failure, telemonitoring, remote monitoring, mortality, hospitalization

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