A research project is underway at Hamilton Health Sciences allowing for patients to recover at home after heart surgery through remote monitoring technology.
A research project is underway at Hamilton Health Sciences allowing for patients to recover at home after heart surgery through remote monitoring technology. Hamilton Health Sciences hosted a visit by Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Ontario Centres of Excellence on January 22, 2019 that showcased a collaboration between Hamilton Health Sciences/Population Health Research Institute and m-Health Solutions on Re-direCT TAVI – Remote ECG Monitoring to Reduce Complications following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantations.
Patients who undergo TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) surgery risk developing cardiac arrhythmias such as heart blocks and atrial fibrillation, and necessitate monitoring for 5-10 days post surgery. Currently, this monitoring is done using scarce and expensive hospital telemetry beds. This project proposes using a new service called mobile Cardiac Arrhythmia Diagnostics Service (m-CARDS™) to risk-stratify patients pre-surgery and allow early discharge of suitably identified patients 24hrs post surgery.