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Auricall: A new device for a non-invasive, wireless, continuous monitoring of oxygen saturation and heart rate in patients with heart failure


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.

Abstract

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.

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
Language:English
Date:September 2008
Deposited On:09 Sep 2008 15:18
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:26
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0167-5273
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2007.06.034
PubMed ID:17720264
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-3356

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