Chronic heart failure is a serious medical issue that is very difficult to diagnosis. The heart is unable to pump enough blood to maintain flow to the body. When someone is suffering from heart failure, they often become really tired and have a shortness of breath. If someone has high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or is obese than that can lead to a higher chance of heart failure. Can technology help in this case? If so how?
More specifically, can wearable tech help diagnosis heart failure? Can the data help development better prevention/drugs? That is what Yale University -Mayo Clinic Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation is going to be investigating in the near future. They are planning on running a 60 day multi center study that will capture and look at patient data via the Biofourmis mobile health platform called BiovitalsHF.
The researchers are hoping that this study will influence how patient data could be used to diagnosis conditions, develop drugs for health failure and look at linkages to hospital visit rates. Overall, can smart data help save money and lives within the medical fields?
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