- 6 million Americans live with a heart failure condition
- 30% of the patients are readmitted within 90 days
With new technologies emerging every day in the extremely competitive market of wearable technology, this recent discovery could be a revolution, the new wearable device could save the lives of heart failure patients. This technology gives remote access of information to your doctor, thus could help doctor analyze and understand critical change before any crisis occur. A study by the University of Utah also claims that it may even help prevent hospitalization if closely monitored.
The top hospital discharge diagnosis also showcases in their study, approximately 6 million Americans live with heart failure condition, and nearly 30% of the patients are admitted within 90 days over similar symptoms, and people with repeated hospitalization record face a higher mortality rate, and the patients which survive have a very low quality of life, no tolerance to exercise and poor functional capacity.
During the initial tests, information that was collected by the wearable was transmitted through Bluetooth connectivity to a smartphone and further passed on to a secure analytics platform, which reasons heart rate, heart rhythm, respiratory rate, walking, sleep, body posture, and other normal activities. Using all the data a normal line is created for each patient, and when the information doesn’t satisfy the provided data, a warning sign is generated denoting a person’s heart condition is worsening.
The system is believed to be so advance that a warning message is delivered at least 10 days before the need for readmission or hospitalization. In the near future, researchers plan to conduct a large experimental trial using the structure to prepare doctors of changes in a patient’s condition and later track if this actually made an impact and lead to lesser hospitalization.