Heart failure results in substantial mortality, morbidity and clinical decline, often marked by hospital admissions for fluid congestion. These congestion-related hospitalizations are not only a marker of poor prognosis, they also impair quality of life and pose a substantial burden on patients and healthcare resources. Although pharmacological and technical advances have greatly improved the quality of life and survival of patients with heart failure over the past decades, preventing heart failure related hospitalizations remains a challenge. Remote monitoring can currently be delivered using a range of (multisensory) devices, all aiming at early detection of worsening hemodynamics and impending fluid retention in order to provide a timely window for (pharmacological) intervention and avoid a congestion-related hospitalization. This working group aims to address the current gaps in evidence and challenges in remote monitoring in heart failure.
Dr. Saskia L.M.A. Beeres, Dr. Anastasia D. Egorova (LUMC)
Dr. J. Jasper Brugts (Erasmus MC)
Dr. Linda W. van Laake, prof. dr. Mathias Meine (UMCU)
Dr. Twan M.W. van Stipdonk, prof. dr. Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca (MUMC+)
Dr. Alexander Maass (UMCG)
Dr. Louis Handoko (Amsterdam UMC)
Start date: June 2023