Primary Outcome Measures:
- Track physiologic parameters among patients with ADHF and explore predictive algorithms to allow for early ID of patients at risk of ADHF. [ Time Frame: 65 days ]
- To track on a daily basis important physiologic parameters among patients with a primary diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) beginning at the time of their hospitalization and then continued for up to 60 days after discharge, in order to better understand their inter- and intra- individual variability and compare this to standard monitoring including daily weights.
- To explore the development of predictive algorithms to allow for the early identification of patients at risk of acute decompensation and/or HF hospitalization.
Secondary Outcome Measures:
The study proposes to utilize the CoVa™ Monitoring System, a novel body-worn sensor that remotely monitors thoracic fluid, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration rate, skin temperature, posture, and, using transmitted waveforms, stroke volume and cardiac output to evaluate the system's monitoring capabilities in individuals recently hospitalized for congestive heart failure. The data acquired through this study will play a critical roll in developing future interventional studies that will allow patients with HF to potentially receive better and more timely treatment in the home setting, decreasing hospitalizations and improving quality of life.