Current modalities for invasive and non-invasive monitoring of volume status in heart failure

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Abstract

Heart failure (HF) represents a major health and economic burden worldwide. In spite of best current therapy, HF progresses with unpredictable episodes of deterioration that often require hospitalisation. These episodes are often preceded by accumulation or redistribution of fluid causing haemodynamic overload on the heart. Remote and telemonitoring of the HF patient, assessing symptoms and signs, thoracic impedance derived fluid status follow-up or direct haemodynamic measurements with chronic implanted devices are presently under investigation for the potential to detect impending HF decompensation early. The current evidence for volume status monitoring in HF using those novel management strategies is reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967 - 973
Number of pages7
JournalHeart
Volume98
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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