Remote monitoring strategies for patients with stable heart failure: A systematic review and network meta-analysis (ISPOR 20th Annual International Meeting 16-20 May 2015)

Heart failure (HF) is a chronic cardiovascular illness associated with high levels of mortality, morbidity, and compromised quality-of-life. Remote monitoring (RM) of prognostic indicators for HF e.g. weight, blood pressure, heart rate etc. may facilitate early detection of clinically significant changes, prevent emergency admissions and avoid complications.

This study was to to evaluate whether RM improves outcomes for adults with stable HF (defined as having no acute event or deterioration in the past 28 days) who are managed in the community (ambulatory or outpatient care setting).