Primary Outcome Measures:
- Measuring resiliency and reliability of mobile technology for transmitting and retrieval of daily patient vital signs and symptoms as per discharge guideline [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Investigators instruct patients to send the clinical data (all measured parameters plus symptoms experienced over the previous 24 hours) via the mobile device every day to the local investigator. The monitoring site maintains a log of all data transmitted and received from the patient and to the patient and, any device malfunction/technical problems, unscheduled SMS/Text messages from patient and to the patient is also to be documented in the case report form for the entire duration of study.
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Measuring quality of life score of heart failure patients on a qualitative scale [ Time Frame: 3 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Heart failure is a common cardiovascular problem which is increasing in both prevalence and incidence and associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. The management of heart failure patients is complex and has become a priority world over. Effective methods to keep heart failure patients out of the hospital are essential, both in the interests of the patient's health, as well as to reduce the burden on the health care system.
Heart failure patients should be in a position to provide readings of their weight, blood pressure, fluid intake, medications and other important parameters and communicate this data to care providers using wireless technology. This data should be made available to medical personnel regularly and on a periodic basis. In this manner the health care providers can detect and respond to warning signs or alerts before the patient's condition worsens to warrant a visit to the doctor or a hospital admission with features of heart failure decompensation.