Cardiology

Telemonitoring in cardiac disorders: Benefit still unclear

To prevent cardiac death, people with certain cardiac disorders are implanted with electronic devices designed to automatically stimulate the heartbeat or counteract serious arrhythmia if necessary. Nowadays these devices ...

Sleep apnea

Telemonitoring and automated messages improve CPAP adherence

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, ...

Cardiology

Heart failure treatment options have come a long way

This year the Heart Failure Congress 2011, organised by the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), offers a strong scientific programme featuring 11 late breaking trials and clinical updates, ...

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