First trial of home ECG and blood pressure telemonitoring system in Macau

Y. Zhang, J. Bai, X. Zhou, B. Dai, Z. Cui, J. Lin, C. Ding, P. Zhang, B. Yu, L. Ye, D. Shen, Z. Zhu, J. Zhang, D. Ye, L. Zhou

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Objective: To determine the feasibility of home monitoring of patients with cardiac disease or hypertension. Methods: An improved home electrocardiographic and blood pressure telemonitoring system linked to a central workstation was tested in 10 patients in Macau for 3 months. Results: The total number of connections was 1377. Of the automatic alarm connections, 32.5% were false positive, with the percentage of false positives ranging from 7.6 to 54.6 for different patients. Both patients and physicians found the system easy to use. Conclusions: Further investigation is required to match the number of patients with the system capacity. A more robust dysrhythmia detection algorithm is needed to reduce the number of false alarms. Nevertheless, the results were sufficiently good that the trial is being expanded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalTelemedicine Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


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Zhang, Y., Bai, J., Zhou, X., Dai, B., Cui, Z., Lin, J., Ding, C., Zhang, P., Yu, B., Ye, L., Shen, D., Zhu, Z., Zhang, J., Ye, D., & Zhou, L. (1997). First trial of home ECG and blood pressure telemonitoring system in Macau. Telemedicine Journal, 3(1), 67-72.