11. Devices for Following Heart Failure Patients

  1. Barry H. Greenberg2,
  2. Denise D. Barnard2,
  3. Sanjiv M. Narayan3 and
  4. John R. Teerlink4,5
  1. Philip B. Adamson MD, FACC

Published Online: 14 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch11

Management of Heart Failure

Management of Heart Failure

How to Cite

Adamson, P. B. (2010) Devices for Following Heart Failure Patients, in Management of Heart Failure (eds B. H. Greenberg, D. D. Barnard, S. M. Narayan and J. R. Teerlink), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

  2. 3

    University of California and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

  3. 4

    Section of Cardiology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA

  4. 5

    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Author Information

  1. The Heart Failure Institute at Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753798

Online ISBN: 9780470669402



  • devices, used in heart failure patients;
  • initial management of patients with chronic heart failure - and life-saving medication and device therapies;
  • acute congestive exacerbation of chronic heart failure - requiring in-hospital therapy;
  • delivery of appropriate evidence-based medical and device therapies - goals of improving morbidity of heart failure;
  • device-based monitoring information - direct physiologic or pathophysiologic information;
  • resting heart rate and response to beta-blocker therapy - prognostic value in patients with chronic heart failure;
  • arrhythmia burden;
  • atrial or ventricular pacing proportion;
  • implantable hemodynamic monitoring systems - measuring volume status;
  • implanted devices, and monitoring features - into heart failure disease management


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Therapeutic devices as monitors

  • Heart rate

  • Arrhythmia burden

  • Proportion of atrial or ventricular pacing

  • Heart rate variability

  • Future monitoring systems

  • Clinical practice

  • Conclusions

  • References