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The Evolution of mHealth Interventions in Heart Failure

  • Georgia S. Karanasiou
  • Evanthia E. Tripoliti
  • Fanis G. Kalatzis
  • Abdelhamid Errachid
  • Dimitrios I. Fotiadis
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 57)

Abstract

Heart Failure (HF) is among the most deadly diseases globally with reduced quality of life (QoL), repeatable hospitalizations, and early mortality. For effectively managing HF patients should systematically monitor their symptoms and follow the experts’ guidelines. While the precise mechanism behind HF disease has not been fully delineated, risk factors for HF have been identified. Though the risk factors are known, these is a compelling need for efficient and effective management and monitoring the progress of HF. Mobile health (mHealth) intervention has the potential to offer personalized services for predictive, participatory and preventative care and contribute to more accessible, faster and reliable disease monitoring. In this work we present an extended review of the evolution of mHealth interventions in cardiology and HF and the emerging potential these resources provide.

Keywords

Heart Failure mHealth Personalized management Ecosystem Patient empowerment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgia S. Karanasiou
    • 1
  • Evanthia E. Tripoliti
    • 1
  • Fanis G. Kalatzis
    • 1
  • Abdelhamid Errachid
    • 2
  • Dimitrios I. Fotiadis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Research, Institute of Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyFORTHIoanninaGreece
  2. 2.Institut de Sciences Analytiques (ISA)Université de LyonLyonFrance

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