Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 1165–1179 | Cite as

A Remote Patient Monitoring System for Congestive Heart Failure

  • Myung-kyung Suh
  • Chien-An Chen
  • Jonathan Woodbridge
  • Michael Kai Tu
  • Jung In Kim
  • Ani Nahapetian
  • Lorraine S. Evangelista
  • Majid Sarrafzadeh
Original Paper

Abstract

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a leading cause of death in the United States affecting approximately 670,000 individuals. Due to the prevalence of CHF related issues, it is prudent to seek out methodologies that would facilitate the prevention, monitoring, and treatment of heart disease on a daily basis. This paper describes WANDA (Weight and Activity with Blood Pressure Monitoring System); a study that leverages sensor technologies and wireless communications to monitor the health related measurements of patients with CHF. The WANDA system is a three-tier architecture consisting of sensors, web servers, and back-end databases. The system was developed in conjunction with the UCLA School of Nursing and the UCLA Wireless Health Institute to enable early detection of key clinical symptoms indicative of CHF-related decompensation. This study shows that CHF patients monitored by WANDA are less likely to have readings fall outside a healthy range. In addition, WANDA provides a useful feedback system for regulating readings of CHF patients.

Keywords

Health monitoring Telemedicine Wireless health Congestive heart failure patients monitoring Real-time feedback Data integrity Database backup 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Myung-kyung Suh
    • 1
  • Chien-An Chen
    • 3
  • Jonathan Woodbridge
    • 1
  • Michael Kai Tu
    • 4
  • Jung In Kim
    • 6
  • Ani Nahapetian
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lorraine S. Evangelista
    • 5
  • Majid Sarrafzadeh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Wireless Health InstituteUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Electrical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Biomedical Engineering IDPUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.School of NursingUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  6. 6.Department of BiostatisticsUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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