Congestive Heart Failure

Welcome to Catex Heart Hub,
Your Connected Care Solution!
Do you have chronic Heart Problems? Looking for support?

Look No Further!

Plug into the Catex Heart Hub for

  • Free Online Health Record
  • Integrated Weighing Scale, SpO2 monitor
  • Vitals Tracking
  • Symptom Monitoring
  • Daily Calls by Nurses
  • Nurse Guidance and Support for Family
  • Video Consultation with Treating Doctor

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Why do you need congestive heart failure (CHF) monitoring?


CHF usually coexists with other medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure which make the condition worse and difficult to manage.


According to various studies, the most effective management of congestive heart failure is to regularly monitor key vitals under the supervision of trained nurses.


If complications are detected and prevented in time, then further deterioration in the heart function can be reduced

Getting connected to the catex heart hub ensures:

Our main goals of managing CHF at home are

Improved quality of life

Prevention and prompt treatment of exacerbations or episodes of acute attack

Halting or slow down in the progression of the disease

Successful treatment and management of co-existing medical conditions, like high blood pressure, diabetes etc.

Reduced onset of symptoms like breathlessness and chest pain

Reduced need for hospitalisation

How does the Catex Heart Hub work?


Evaluation and treatment advice by treating doctor

The treating doctor does a thorough evaluation that takes place at the hospital or at the doctor’s clinic. This includes:

  • Detailed medical history
  • Thorough medical examination
  • Recording of clinical parameters including
    • Current therapy, pharmaceutical and surgical (pacemaker or ICD ICD/CRT)
    • Other medication advice
    • Diet prescription

Home management

A Catex Health nurse will be in charge of daily monitoring and documentation of the patient’s history and key symptoms, like shortness of breath (inability to take a deep breath), cough or wheezing, sputum colour, swelling of feet, ankles, legs or abdomen, fatigue(difficulty in every day work), light-headedness, lethargy, confusion and many others.


Clinical parameters monitoring and real-time integration in patient record

The patient is provided a Bluetooth-enabled weighing machine, SpO2 monitor, BP monitor and/or a six-parameter full monitor, depending on the requirement.

The patient and their family are educated on the use of these devices to record readings, which then seamlessly get integrated with their cloud-based health record through their smartphone. The parameters that are recorded are:

  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • ECG – if and as required
  • Heart rate
  • Respiratory rate
  • SpO2

In case a problem is detected, based on the treating doctor’s advice, the following course of action is available:

  • Nurse will guide the patient’s family on immediate action to be taken as per documented doctor’s advice
  • Nurse will call the treating doctor and ask for further course of treatment (if any)
  • Nurse will assist and book a video consultation with the treating doctor
  • Patient can book a video consultation with the treating doctor
There are many studies proving the benefits of monitoring. To know more about them, please click here .

Catex Heart Hub offers two levels of care:


  • 24×7 real-time monitoring of vitals such as blood pressure, ECG, blood oxygen level, temperature, heart rate and respiration rate.
  • A Care Health Nurse will supervise and guide medications, diet, record symptoms and all other doctors’ orders.
  • The treating doctor has access to all your medical records and monitoring data on his/her mobile phone and can be contacted over a video call if needed.


  • There is once-a-day monitoring and automatic updating in the patient’s health record of the following.

    • Blood sugar
    • Blood pressure
    • Weight
    • Intake/output
  • Catex Health Nurse will call, enquire and update the Symptoms Record as per international protocols or as ordered by the doctor.

    In case any problem is detected or suspected the nurse will escalate it to the treating doctor for advice.

    Catex Health Nurse is available 24×7 on video call for any advice or treatment need 24/7.

  • The treating doctor has access to all your medical records and monitoring data on his/her mobile phone and can be contacted over a video call if needed.

How to access Catex Heart Hub

Register here and we will contact you

Note: In case you need help in identifying the right doctor, Catex Health
executives will be happy to help you find the right one.

Information about the disease

What Is Heart Failure??

  • Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the ability of the heart to pump blood is reduced and hence the heart is unable to pump adequate oxygen or nutrients to meet the body’s needs. This can cause varying degrees of weakness and may also result in life-threatening situations also.
  • Some of the other common medical conditions that can lead to heart failure are high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, thyroid disease, alcohol abuse, coronary artery disease and heart valve disease.
  • The management of congestive heart failure to a large extent is dependent on the severity of the condition and The New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification is the simplest way of classifying the extent of heart failure. It places patients in one of four categories based on their physical ability for activity.

NYHA Class



Cardiac disease, but no symptoms and no limitation in ordinary physical activity, e.g. no shortness of breath when walking, climbing stairs etc.


Mild symptoms (mild shortness of breath and/or angina) and slight limitation during ordinary activity


Marked limitation in activity due to symptoms, even during less-than-ordinary activity, e.g. walking short distances (20–100 m).

Comfortable only at rest.


Severe limitations. Symptoms experienced even while at rest. Mostly bedbound patients.

Goals of managing heart failure


To prevent and promptly treat exacerbations or episodes of acute attack.


Halt or slowdown progression of the disease


To improve quality of life and increase lifespan


Treat and manage co-existing medical conditions, like coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.


Reduce symptoms like breathlessness and chest pain


Reduce the need for hospitalisation

Home management of Congestive heart failure patients- requirements and challenges

The main challenges of home management of Congestive heart failure (CHF) patients are:

Adherence to medication





Weight monitoring

Monitoring of Vital signs





Controlling blood pressure and blood sugar

Supervision by trained nurses or doctors





Dietary discipline

Symptom monitoring e.g. cough, swelling on
ankles, breathlessness, chest pain etc.





Patient and patient’s family education

Validation and Resources

Home management of congestive heart failure has been studied quite extensively and many research papers have been written about the advantages of various methods of treating congestive heart failure while the patient is at home. It has been conclusively proved that the most effective management of congestive heart failure is to regularly monitor key vitals under the supervision of trained nurses.

A paper was published in Pubmed(US National Library of Medicine), in which a comprehensive literature search was performed on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library ..

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The UK’s Department of Health’s Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) is the largest randomised control trial of telehealth and telecare in the world, involving 6191 patients and..

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A study published in the British Medical Journal concluded that programmes for chronic heart failure that include remote monitoring have a positive effect..

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Another study published by the prestigious on Telemonitoring in the management of people with heart failure..

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