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Heart / Congested Heart Failure
Congested Heart Failure Telemanagement Pilot Study (Heart / Congested Heart Failure)
This pilot study seeks to utilize new developments in telecommunications technology coupled with nursing protocol-based interventions (telemanagement) to reduce heart failure readmissions, length of stay and associated hospital costs.
21 years of age or older.
Able to read and understand English.
Must currently be hospitalized in a THR facility.
Admitted for Acute HF or have a diagnosis of Acute HF during the current hospital admission.
Weight =440 lbs (200 kg).
Significant cancers or severe comorbidities (ESRD, Severe COPD, etc.).
Survival expectancy <6 months.
Being discharged to Hospice care, skilled nursing unit, continued care facility, nursing home or rehab facility.