Post-discharge noninvasive tele-monitoring and nurse telephone coaching (NTM-NTC) improved survival among patients with HF
and a high comorbidity burden, according to findings published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH, and colleagues randomly assigned 1,313 patients hospitalized for acute decompensated HF (mean comorbidities, 5.7) to post-discharge NTM-NTC or usual care. NTM-NTC was not associated with readmission in any comorbidity sub-group. In high-comorbidity subgroups, NTM–NTC was associated with lower 30- and 180-day mortality, as well as more days alive out of the hospital.