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Using mobile technologies to empower heart failure patients to self-monitor and participate in disease management

Management of heart failure involves attention to salt/fluid intake, control of blood pressure, and daily weight monitoring. Physical activity has been shown to reduce hospitalizations in patients with reduced cardiac function and it may also play a role in diastolic heart failure. Recording data on home-measured parameters and linking them to cardiac outcomes will provide information on optimal methods for use of mobile health and how it can help decrease cardiac events.

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