Greater Manchester

SmartHearts: Using Data to Improve Care for People with Health Failure

Around 1,000 people with heart failure in Greater Manchester are part of a trial to have data from their existing implanted device (e.g. pacemakers and defibrillators) capture information about their health.

The clinical team at Manchester Heart Centre (Manchester Royal Infirmary) are working closely with Medtronic, the company which provides the devices, to use the data to try and detect signs of deterioration earlier and to transform care for the patient.

By identifying problems earlier, interventions can be put in place to provide people with appropriate heart failure therapies to avoid their condition further deteriorating.

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