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A method for monitoring the progression of the disease of a heart failure patient is provided. An implantable or other ambulatory monitor senses acoustic signals including heart and lung sounds within the patient. Significant changes in the energy content of either the heart or lung sounds is indicative of a heart failure exacerbation. This information may be used to warn the patient or healthcare providers of changes in the patient's condition warranting attention.

Title
Method for monitoring patient using acoustic sensor
Application Number
9/689270
Publication Number
6527729 (B1)
Application Date
October 11, 2000
Publication Date
March 4, 2003
Inventor
Robert Turcott
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Steven M Mitchell
US
Assignee
Pacesetter
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/04
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