Catch

External Measure of Thoracic Fluid and Vital Signs

Catch

Description: External measure of thoracic fluid content (TFC) combined with vital signs (HR, RR, Posture and movements) using the technology developed by Kyma Medical Technologies tracks with clinical changes in acute, in-hospital and chronic, outpatient HF patients.

Cohort 1 in hospital monitoring only; Cohort 2 in hospital plus home monitoring

Primary Investigator: Chung

Drug/Device Information
External measure of thoracic fluid content combined with vital signs (HR, RR, Posture and movements)
Uses the Kyma Medical Technologies system and tracks with clinical changes in acute, in-hospital and chronic, outpatient HF patients
Cohort 1 In hospital monitoring only
Cohort 2 In hospital plus home monitoring
Eugene Chung MD/Kyma Medical Technologies
Major Inclusion and Exclusion
Admitted for primary diagnosis of HF
Enrolled within 24 hours of presentation
BNP over 400
2 of 3 (edema, JVP > 7 cm, rales)
Currently being assessed with hemodynamic monitoring - clinically indicated (Cohort 1 mandatory, optional for Cohort 2)