Usefulness of weight monitoring for people with heart failure confirmed

Increases in body weight are associated with hospitalization for heart failure and begin at least one week before admission, while daily information about patients’ body weight can identify high-risk periods during which interventions can be most beneficial, according to new research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association

The study is based on data collected over an 18-month period from patients with heart failure who were using the Alere Medical Heart Failure Program, which provided data but had no role in the design, conduct, analysis, or presentation of the study. Informative press release.