AIIMS develops app to monitor heart failure patients remotely

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

New Delhi: The cardiology department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has developed a smartphone application called ‘Dhadkan’ that aims to help doctors monitor the condition of their heart failure patients remotely.

A local nurse or physician can collect the patient’s data on blood pressure, heart rate and weight and feed them into the app and an AIIMS doctor can then remotely view the patient’s condition and prescribe the necessary intervention.

The technology was developed to help patients from far-flung areas who cannot come to Delhi for a check-up at regular intervals, according to Dr Sandeep Seth, professor in the department of cardiology at AIIMS and the man behind the app.

An article about the technology has been published in the Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences. The app is available on Google Play Store.

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