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Author(s): Ricardo Reis Marques Silva
Title: Measuring Impedance in Congestive Heart Failure
Issue Date: 2016-07-18
Description: The aim of this study is to explore methods to detect fluid retention in the lungs by measuring the thoracic impedance, so we can monitor congestion heart failure patients, and physicians can early detect acute episodes. In order to acquire the data we will measure the thoracic impedance where we can determinate the accumulation of fluid in the lungs. Materials, such as blood or muscle, have a higher conductivity in comparison to bones or fat, and a lung filled with liquid has a higher conductivity than an air filled one. The purpose of the work is to develop a small and portable device to extract thorax impedance of the patient, it should be low cost and friendly to use so it can be operated by a big range of social classes and also have a low power consumption for portable use. The possibility that a patient can monitor his own body fluid by himself at home and be observed remotely by a doctor, would help to reduce drastically the number of hospitalizations and, consequently, improve the lifestyle of people diagnosed with heart failure.
Subject: Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
TID identifier: 201318652
Document Type: Dissertação
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Dissertação

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