New heart app proving to be lifesaver
The Oxford Mail has featured our innovative study on a tablet application that measures the vital signs of heart failure sufferers
The system allows doctors to remotely check patients’ weight, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels and heart rate.
The Oxford Mail interviewed participant Fliss Emptage who said: “The device is a brilliant idea as your doctor can immediately access the information.
"It is reassuring that you are able to view your own results, but my thoughts are that it is going to make a huge difference to older people in rural communities. The fact that they will have this digital connection to their doctor is important.”
The trial, which has run since late last year, has received 93 per cent patient satisfaction from 52 patients who took a study questionnaire.