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Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine  2021, Vol. 22 Issue (2): 403-413     DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm2202046
Special Issue: Contemporary management of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction: Current challenges and future perspectives
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Chronic disease management in heart failure: focus on telemedicine and remote monitoring
Paulino Alvarez1, *(), Alex Sianis2, Jessica Brown3, Abbas Ali4, Alexandros Briasoulis2
1Section of Heart Failure & Transplantation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
2Department of Clinical Therapeutics, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15771 Attica, Greece
3Department of Nursing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
4Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
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Abstract:
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, many barriers to telemedicine disappeared. Virtual visits and telemonitoring strategies became routine. Evidence is accumulating regarding the safety and efficacy of virtual visits to replace in-person visits. A structured approach to virtual encounters is recommended. Telemonitoring includes patient reported remote vital sign monitoring, information from wearable devices, cardiac implantable electronic devices and invasive remote hemodynamic monitoring. The intensity of the monitoring should match the risk profile of the patient. Attention to cultural and educational barriers is important to prevent disparities in telehealth implementation.
Key words:  Telemonitoring      Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction      Telemedicine      COVID-19     
Submitted:  08 April 2021      Revised:  28 April 2021      Accepted:  25 May 2021      Published:  30 June 2021     
*Corresponding Author(s):  Paulino Alvarez     E-mail:  alvarep3@ccf.org

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Paulino Alvarez, Alex Sianis, Jessica Brown, Abbas Ali, Alexandros Briasoulis. Chronic disease management in heart failure: focus on telemedicine and remote monitoring. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2021, 22(2): 403-413.

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