Heart failure (HF) is a major health care issue, and the incidence of HF is only expected to grow further. Due to the frequent hospitalizations, HF places a major burden on the available hospital and healthcare resources. In the future, HF care should not only be organized solely at the clinical ward and outpatient clinics, but remote monitoring strategies are urgently needed to guide, monitor, and treat chronic HF patients remotely from their homes as well. The intuitiveness and relatively low costs of non-invasive remote monitoring tools make them an appealing and emerging concept for developing new medical apps and devices. The recent COVID-19 pandemic and the associated transition of patient care outside the hospital will boost the development of remote monitoring tools, and many strategies will be reinvented with modern tools. However, it is important to look carefully at the inconsistencies that have been reported in non-invasive remote monitoring effectiveness. With this review, we provide an up-to-date overview of the available evidence on non-invasive remote monitoring in chronic HF patients and provide future perspectives that may significantly benefit the broader group of HF patients.

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doi.org/10.3390/s21030887, hdl.handle.net/1765/134245
Sensors (Basel, Switzerland)
Department of Cardiology

Veenis, J., Radhoe, S., Hooijmans, P. (Petra), & Brugts, J.J. (Jasper J.). (2021). Remote monitoring in chronic heart failure patients: Is non-invasive remote monitoring the way to go?. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland) (Vol. 21, pp. 1–30). doi:10.3390/s21030887