POST-Cardiosurgery home monitoring system
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One of the major factors limiting but also causing the application of modern technology in medicine is the response time to patients, should they need specialized medical care. In this thesis we propose a solution that can help and improve the patients’ life. Patients, after a heart surgery, have to visit the hospital for a small period of time for a routine check which can take only a few minutes. The aim of this project is to give the opportunity to these patients to be monitored at home after their operation and not visit the hospital every day. On the other hand, the doctor can use his time seeing other patients. Furthermore he can view his patient’s vital information from his office at any time that he desires. The vital information that can be measured by the proposed system is the blood pressure, oxygen saturation, weight and last but most important is the patient’s ECG at for at least five minutes. The ECG will be analyzed by the system using a specific algorithm that recognizes some predefined types of arrhythmias. This algorithm was implemented during a previous project and it will be incorporated in this project. The ECG can be shown to the doctor when he wishes to see it. Furthermore the system can preview the ECG with the analyzed information in order to help the doctor. In addition statistics and scores can be measured before and after the patient’s treatment and can be used to find some important results concerning his/her heart condition. This project can improve the life quality of patient after his/her surgery.
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