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Table 3 Alert notifications

From: A Personal Decision Support System for Heart Failure Management (HeartMan): study protocol of the HeartMan randomized controlled trial

Parameter Device Frequency, time Alert notification
Weight Scale - weekly measures at rest
• daily or twice a week (configurable by physician)
• before breakfast
≥2 kg weight gain in 3 (or less) days
Systolic BP BP monitor - weekly measures at rest
• twice a week
• after breakfast and 10 min of resting
- pre-exercise requirement
> 180 or < 90 mmHg
> 180 or < 90 mmHg
Diastolic BP BP monitor - weekly measures at rest
• twice a week
• after breakfast and 10 min of resting
> 100 or < 55 mmHg
Heart rate HeartMan wristband - weekly measures at rest
• twice a week
• after breakfast and 10 min of resting
- pre-exercise requirement
> 120 or < 40 bpm
> 120 or < 40 bpm
Respiratory rate HeartMan wristband - weekly measures at rest
• twice a week
• after breakfast and 10 min of resting
> 24 or < 10 breaths per min
  1. BP blood pressure, bpm beats per minute