Luke's team when a patient falls outside his or her weight or blood pressure parameters, says Bambi Henson, a nurse practitioner with the hospital's outpatient heart failure clinic.
The device, about the size of a Christmas tree light fuse, uses a radiofrequency to transmit readings to a monitor that then relays them via the Internet to the nursing staff, explains Bambi Henson, a nurse practitioner with the hospital's outpatient heart failure clinic.
The NT-proBNP stratified follow-up in outpatient heart failure clinics
(North-Star) trial enrolled patients with New York Heart Association class I-III systolic heart failure and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 45% or less who also fulfilled the study's prespecified criteria for disease stability.
NEW ORLEANS -- General practice physicians who managed stable heart failure patients achieved long-term outcomes that matched the outcomes of patients managed in specialized, outpatient heart failure clinics
supervised by cardiologists, in a randomized, Danish study with more than 1,100 patients.