A home electrocardiography (ECG) and blood pressure telemonitoring system for cardiac patients was installed in the Macau region. The monitoring centre was established in the emergency unit at the Government Hospital of Macau. The first users were 10 cardiovascular patients selected by a physician. The average age of these users was 61 years (range 30-78). The results of a three-month trial showed that the system was easy to operate and technically reliable. It was found to be helpful for cardiac patients. The most significant problem during the trial was electrical noise from the ECG electrodes.
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- Health Informatics