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Heart failure patients have praised an NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre-supported project that allows them to monitor their condition and communicate with researchers through tablet computers.

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A survey of users reported they found the system – through which they monitored their blood pressure, heart rate and weight – was easy to use and helped reassured them about managing their condition.

It is hoped the results will help inform the use of digital technology to help patients manage their heart failure and reduce the need for GP and hospital visits, cutting NHS costs.

Read more (NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre website)