Sensitivity of a wearable bioimpedance monitor to changes in the thoracic fluid content of heart failure patients

S. Dovancescu, A. Torabi, T. Mabote, J. Caffarel, E. Kelkboom, R. Aarts, E. Korsten, J. Cleland

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Abstract

In the context of home telehealth, spectroscopic bioimpedance measurements have the potential to aid therapy guidance and health maintenance in patients at risk of abnormal fluid accumulation such as heart failure patients. To this aim, monitoring devices need to be sensitive to subtle changes in congestion and hemodynamics. In this study, we assess the sensitivity of a wearable trans-thoracic bioimpedance monitor (BIM) with textile electrodes to variations in the thoracic fluid content of heart failure patients induced by postural maneuvers and omission of medications such as diuretics. The results indicate that the BIM is able to follow these changes and that the largest effect size is accounted by the omission of heart failure medications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing in Cardiology 2013, CinC 2013
Pages927-930
Number of pages4
Volume40
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-0886-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event40th Computing in Cardiology Conference (CinC 2013) - Zaragoza, Spain
Duration: 22 Sep 201325 Sep 2013
Conference number: 40

Conference

Conference40th Computing in Cardiology Conference (CinC 2013)
Abbreviated titleCinC 2013
Country/TerritorySpain
CityZaragoza
Period22/09/1325/09/13

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