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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-3356

Sudano, I; Flammer, A J; Hermann, F; Syburra, T; Kaiser, P; Hirt, A; Hermann, M; Corti, R; Ruschitzka, F; Zund, G; Noll, G (2008). Auricall: A new device for a non-invasive, wireless, continuous monitoring of oxygen saturation and heart rate in patients with heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology, 129(1):141-143.

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Sleep apnoea syndrome is frequent in patients with heart failure and associated with a worse prognosis. We evaluated a new device (Auricall) for non-invasive, continuous recording of oxygen saturation (SpO(2)) and heart rate (HR) in patients with heart failure. We studied 20 patients (mean age 48.43+/-14.4 years, NYHA class II-III). All patients were requested to carry the device for at least 36 h and to write a diary during the recording time. Satisfactory recording of SpO(2) and HR was possible to obtain in 18 of 20 patients. Indeed 9 out of 18 patients showed significant periodic changes in SpO(2) during sleep. Therefore, Auricall is a useful tool to non-invasively monitor SpO(2) and HR in patients with heart failure and to detect breathing disorders in these patients.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:September 2008
Deposited On:09 Sep 2008 15:18
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:26
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2007.06.034
PubMed ID:17720264

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