Beyond hypertension, remote patient monitoring can be used to monitor heart failure and pulse rate irregularities, including arrhythmias.
Yes. RPM can be used to monitor heart failure and pulse rate irregularities, including arrhythmias.
In addition to monitoring the blood pressure of your heart failure patients, many practices also use an RPM-connected weight scale. A sudden change in daily weight may be an indicator of fluid retention, which could be a sign of a heart failure exacerbation. Patients can gain weight from fluid before feeling any other symptoms. RPM allows your care teams to detect the earliest symptoms of heart failure and intervene before hospitalization is needed.
Blood pressure devices also provide pulse rate data. Irregularities in pulse rate can be a sign of numerous health issues, including arrhythmias, beta-blocker overdose, or even anxiety. Early detection and assessment of pulse rate irregularities can help determine if changes in medication or additional testing, such as EKG is necessary. When remote patient monitoring proactively identifies a potential irregularity, it can lead to earlier implementation of a pacemaker and other treatments.