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December, 2014


Telecardiology improves quality of diagnosis and reduces delay to treatment in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction and atypical presentation

Brunetti ND et al, Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 17(6)

To assess whether telemedicine technology applied to public emergency healthcare system improves overall quality of home diagnosis in case of acute myocardial infarction among elderly patients, often characterized by higher rates of atypical presentation.
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25 August 2010 | No Comments »
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A pilot study of nurse-led, home-based telecardiology for patients with chronic heart failure

Scalvini S et al, J Telemed Telecare, 10(2)

We assessed the feasibility of home-based telecardiology for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Seventy-four CHF patients were enrolled into a programme of telephone follow-up and single-lead electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring. The patients transmitted their ECG data by fixed telephone line to a receiving station, where a nurse was available for an interactive teleconsultation. Patients were followed up for a mean (SD) of 307 (108) days; 1467 calls were analysed (213 ad hoc consultations and 1254 scheduled consultations).
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8 August 2010 | No Comments »
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An Improved Method of Measurement of ECG Parameters for Online Medical Diagnosis

Singh HR, et al. Medical and Care Compunetics 6. 2010

The accuracy in the online measurement of ECG parameters has a decisive role in the better diagnosis and effective treatment of the diseases. The present paper describes a Lab-VIEW based programming using Pan Tompkins method to extract out QRS complex whereas QT interval measurements were carried out using Mat-lab based math-script module.
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17 June 2010 | No Comments »
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Development of a Portable Linux-Based ECG Measurement and Monitoring System

Tan, Tan-Hsu et al, Journal of Medical Systems, 2009

This work presents a portable Linux-based electrocardiogram (ECG) signals measurement and monitoring system. The proposed system consists of an ECG front end and an embedded Linux platform (ELP). The ECG front end digitizes 12-lead ECG signals acquired from electrodes and then delivers them to the ELP via a universal serial bus (USB) interface for storage, signal processing, and graphic display. The proposed system can be installed anywhere (e.g., offices, homes, healthcare centers and ambulances) to allow people to self-monitor their health conditions at any time. The proposed system also enables remote diagnosis via Internet.
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22 November 2009 | No Comments »
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Home-based exercise rehabilitation with telemedicine following cardiac surgery

Scalvini, Simonetta et al, J Telemed Telecare, 15(6)

We evaluated the feasibility of a home-based rehabilitation programme, which was designed to resemble an in-hospital rehabilitation programme. Patients who underwent cardiac surgery (EuroSCORE 0-10) followed a one-month home rehabilitation programme supervised by a nurse-tutor and a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy was performed at home with calisthenic exercises and bicycle-ergometer tests. Patients transmitted the recorded ECGs by telephone to a service centre. They also performed a 6-minute walking test and filled in a satisfaction questionnaire at the end of the programme. A total of 47 patients were enrolled in the study. There were 3050 telephone calls, of which 3012 (99%) were scheduled and 38 were unscheduled. No further action was required in 95% of calls.
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2 September 2009 | No Comments »
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Mobile Messaging Services-Based Personal Electrocardiogram Monitoring System

Tahat, Ashraf A., International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, 2009

A mobile monitoring system utilizing Bluetooth and mobile messaging services (MMS/SMSs) with low-cost hardware equipment is proposed. A proof of concept prototype has been developed and implemented to enable transmission of an Electrocardiogram (ECG) signal and body temperature of a patient, which can be expanded to include other vital signs. Communication between a mobile smart-phone and the ECG and temperature acquisition apparatus is implemented using the popular personal area network standard specification Bluetooth.
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21 August 2009 | No Comments »
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Nationwide Implementation of Hello World: A Dutch Email-Based Health Promotion Program for Pregnant Women

Bot, Mariska et al, J Med Internet Res, 11(3)

In November 2006, an email-based health promotion program for pregnant women was implemented nationally in the Netherlands. The program consisted of emails containing quizzes with pregnancy-related questions tailored to the number of weeks of pregnancy. Emails were sent out once every 4 weeks, up to a maximum of nine emails.
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1 August 2009 | No Comments »
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Towards Improved Healthcare Performance: Examining Technological Possibilities and Patient Satisfaction with Wireless Body Area Networks

Fensli, Rune et al, Journal of Medical Systems, online first

This paper investigates the benefits of using less intrusive wireless technologies for heart monitoring. By replacing well established heart monitoring devices (i.e. Holter) with wireless ECG based Body Area Networks (BAN), improved healthcare performance can be achieved, reflected in (1) high quality ECG recordings during physical activities and (2) increased patient satisfaction.
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18 May 2009 | No Comments »
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ECG-based wireless home infant apnoea monitor

Fraiwan, L. et al, Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 33(4)

A safe and wireless system for infant apnoea monitoring and treatment is proposed. It consists of two separate modules that detect apnoea based on a microcontroller processing and transmitting signals to the remote unit using wireless communication arrangement. Depending on the ECG signal, this system records the infant’s heart and respiratory rates. Recognition of the consecutive QRS complexes within the ECG signal helps in calculating these vitals.
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24 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Lifelink: 3G-Based Mobile Telemedicine System

Alis, Christian et al, Telemedicine and e-Health.15(3)

Lifelink, a mobile real-time telemonitoring and diagnostic facility, linked by mobile phones, was evaluated. Thirty 2-hour electrocardiogram (ECG) signals from cardiac patients were analyzed using detrended fluctuation analysis. This analysis detects long-range correlations embedded in non-stationary temporal series. The patient population was categorized in three classes: healthy, congestive heart failure, and atrial fibrillation. This system permits a physician to evaluate the mobile phone-based system as a novel approach to analyze ECG at a distance.
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22 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Web-based embedded intelligence: patient tele-monitoring and diagnosis system on lab-view platform

Singh, Manju et al, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2, no. 3 (2009)

A new web-based patients’ monitoring and diagnosis system in lab-view environment is developed, to acquire, store and process the data, by connecting the patient to a specialist for detecting, online, alert high-risk stages. Graphical User-friendly Interfaces (GUIs) are used to display, communicate and process Heart Rate (HR), and beat-to-beat rate (RR) intervals, from raw sensor data of ECG signal, pulse rate, body temperature.
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5 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Wireless monitoring of cardiac activity: a critical review

Fariborzi, Hossein, and Mahmoud Moghavvemi, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2(1)

Despite significant progress and improvement made in its prevention and treatment, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) remains to be the main cause of mortality and morbidity in the industrialised world. Patients with the risk of acute heart problems need precise and continuous monitoring.
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10 December 2008 | No Comments »
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Design and Development of a Knowledge driven Web based ECG Data monitoring and Diagnostic Tool in Lab-view

Singh, H.R., and Manju Singh, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

Knowledge driven technological developments, the growth and speed of application oriented products in the field of web based services, medical technology and information science, the use of sensor networks for remote patient monitoring is currently playing a major role in quality healthcare delivery to the masses. However, further research need to be done for more effective diagnosis and treatment of diseases remotely.
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29 March 2008 | No Comments »
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