ImpediMed Limited (ASX.IPD) today announced two abstracts are being presented in the poster session of the prestigious Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Annual Scientific Meeting September 10 – 13, 2021. The abstracts were from studies conducted at Scripps Memorial Hospital campuses and were accepted in the Clinical Care category.
The abstracts were as follows:
Time to decongestion following heart failure hospitalisation as measured by extracellular fluid nadir using bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS).
This was a multi-centre observational study evaluating volume status of heart failure patients recently discharged from hospital and undergoing a diuretic regimen, with reducing extracellular fluid (ECF) being the main objective of the therapy. The study undertook daily SOZO® BIS measurements to track fluid status and compared them to corresponding weight measurements. It took an average of 16.9 days for patients to reach their lowest extracellular fluid volume following a heart failure-related hospital stay. During this time, patients experienced more than a two-fold ECF loss as compared to weight loss on a percentage basis, demonstrating the sensitivity of BIS as diuretic decongestion reduces ECF.
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