Severe and Significant Variation in Overnight Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen Saturation in Patients with Heart Failure
59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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Accurate between-visit information is essential to the management of patients with chronic disease, such as heart failure. Information provided by patients during interval history is often inaccurate and incomplete yet, it is this information upon which clinician base treatment decisions. Moreover. short duration studies, as with polysomnography, are unable to capture night-to-night variability that patients experience. Patient-facing electronic devices are capable of collecting, storing and transmitting data that would be otherwise inaccessible. We hypothesize that patients with heart failure experience severe and significant night-to-night differences in blood oxygen saturation and heart rate.
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