Heart failure

Heart failure is a common condition causing shortness of breath, swelling of the ankles and tiredness and can often lead to admission to hospital.

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The study

SUPPORT-HF aims to test how a user-friendly home monitoring system can support patients and caregivers in managing heart failure and medications more effectively at home, assisting health professionals caring for them and enabling them to live longer and feel better.

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The system

The home monitoring system consists of a tablet PC, a blood pressure cuff and weight scales.

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The team

The study is conducted by by a team of researchers of the University of Oxford and their collaborating NHS hospitals.

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The system

The home monitoring system consists of a tablet PC, a blood pressure cuff and weight scales.

Patients use the system generally every day, by answering a few questions about their symptoms and measure their blood pressure and weight.

Patients can view previous readings on the tablet PC as well as access information about their condition, treatments and advice on staying healthy.

My medicines

View current medication and update the team with any changes.

My health dashboard

Keep a record of daily readings and monitor progress.

My health diary

Make regular recordings of your symptoms, blood pressure and weight.

dashboard

Health information

View more information on heart failure and what to do to stay well.

Messages

Stay in touch with the clinical team.

Health tips

Updates on new developments in heart failure and health tips from the team.

The study

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Can a user friendly home monitoring system help in the management of heart failure?

SUPPORT- HF using innovative technologies to develop an integrated, patient-centred, affordable and sustainable system for proactive heart failure management.

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The team

The study is conducted by a team of researchers of the University of Oxford and their collaborating NHS hospitals.

Kazem Rahimi

Chief Investigator
The George Institute for Global Health
University of Oxford

Moira Allison

Research Nurse
The George Institute for Global Health
University of Oxford

Naseem Akhtar

PA to Kazem Rahimi
The George Institute for Global Health
University of Oxford

Nathalie Conrad

Project Manager
The George Institute for Global Health
University of Oxford

Johanna Ernst

Dphil Student
The George Institute for Global Health
University of Oxford

Denise Fleming-Brown

Senior Trial Manager
The George Institute for Global Health
University of Oxford

Manuel Martin

Software Engineer
The George Institute for Global Health
University of Oxford

Abel Perez

Technical Lead
The George Institute for Global Health
University of Oxford

Lionel Tarassenko

Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Oxford

Carmelo Velardo

Research Fellow
Institute for Biomedical Engineering
University of Oxford

Heart failure

If you need further information about heart failure you may find these sites helpful

Web site

British Heart Foundation

A UK heart charity providing information for heart patient, campaigning to protect heart health and funding heart related research projects.

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Web site

Heart Failure Matters

Practical information for patients with heart failure and their families.

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Web site

Pumping Marvellous

A UK charity which help patients manage their condition and provides support and advocacy for those living with heart failure

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Contact

If you would like further information and find out more about our study and how you may be able to help, please contact the research team.
We will be happy to discuss SUPPORT HF with you.

The George Institute for Global Health
University of Oxford
34 Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3BD
P: 01865 617200
E: supporthf @georgeinstitute.ox.ac.uk

To take part in the study patients must:
Be aged over 18
Have been told by a doctor that they have heart failure
Be a patient of one of the SUPPORT-HF collaborating sites
Speak and read English

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