Necessity of Telemonitoring in Patients Treated by Means of Cardiac Assist Systems on the Example of Polish Rotary Blood Pump ReligaHeart ROT
Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) became next after heart transplantation clinically recognized way of treatment for patients suffered from end-stage heart failure. Nowadays, long term MCS is realized mostly by means of implantable rotary blood pumps (RBP). Clinically utilized MCS systems have limited capabilities of pump operation supervision and patient’s monitoring. A few of them were equipped with remote data transmission to external data base. In this paper the telemonitoring system intended for Polish rotary cardiac assist system ReligaHeart ROT has been presented. The necessity of remote monitoring of supported patient as well as pump operation has been justified by referring to clinical cases of commercial MCS system HVAD (Medtronic) application.
KeywordsRotary blood pump Mechanical circulatory support Heart failure Telemonitoring
This work has been financially supported by National Centre of Research and Development (grant no. RH-ROT/266798/STRATEGMED–II).
Following commercial companies were involved in telemonitoring project: WASKO S.A., Gliwice, Poland; Pro-PLUS S.A., Warsaw, Poland.
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