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Tele-, Mobile- and Web-Based Technologies in Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Ioannis I. AndreadisEmail author
  • Konstantina S. Nikita
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Part of the Series in BioEngineering book series (SERBIOENG)

Abstract

The rapid growth of information and communications technology (ICT) and the recent advances of sensors enable the acquisition, transmission, and interpretation of different vital biosigns leading to the development of two emerging scientific fields, the electronic health (e-Health) and the mobile health (m-Health). Innovative services in healthcare have been developed, including timely collection of clinical information from different points, fixed or mobile, and remote analysis by physicians that aims in better prevention, well being and efficient management through prompt diagnostic tools. These services go beyond medical professionals to the general public, healthy individuals, patients and their families, who probably lack any medical training. They may have in particular a potential broad application to the management of chronic diseases, where the patients are in the need of continuous assistance, wishing to live independently. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) consist one of the most serious chronic conditions and a leading cause of deaths globally. They have already attracted the attention of many researchers towards developing novel approaches for their management, providing a wide variety of applications ranging from clinical setting to individual’s daily environment. This chapter presents current advances on the management of CVDs, focusing on the acquisition of the related biosigns and the use of both telemedicine and mobile technologies for their transmission and remote analysis. The potential and perspectives on e-Health and m-Health applications for the health management of patients and healthy individuals are discussed.

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  1. 1.AthensGreece

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