Chronic Lung Disease

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

Look No Further!

Plug into the Catex Heart Hub for

  • Free Online Health Record
  • Integrated SPO2 monitor, Weighing Scale, BP 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 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care?


COPD is a progressive (meaning that it gets worse over time) disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world.


COPD usually coexists with other medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. which make the condition worse and difficult to manage.


It is vitally important to identify, control and monitor the co-existing conditions. These could be diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity or high cholesterol levels, etc.

Getting connected to the Catex Heart Hub ensures:

Our main goals of COPD healing at home are

To improve quality of life and increase lifespan

Prevent and treat complications and exacerbations

Prevent,halt or slow down progression of the illness

Reduce the need for hospitalisation

Relieve symptoms like breathlessness

Improve exercise tolerance

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

How does 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
    • Other medication advice
    • Diet prescription

Home management

Daily monitoring and documentation of history by Catex Health Nurse in patient’s record of key symptoms like shortness of breath, increased coughing, colour of sputum, colour of skin, etc.

Catex Lung Hub blends cutting-edge technology with healthcare expertise to assist and enable patients to enjoy enhanced quality of life in the comfort of their homes, without the fear of being unsupervised at any time.


Monitoring and real-time integration of clinical parameters with patient record

The patient is provided a six-parameter monitor, weighing machine, SpO2 monitor, BP monitor and/or glucometer, depending on the requirement. The patient and their family are educated on the use of these devices to record readings, which would then seamlessly get integrated into their cloud-based health record through their smartphone.

  • SpO2 – as required
  • Respiratory rate
  • Heart rate – twice/thrice a day
  • EKG – continuous or twice a day
  • Blood pressure – twice/thrice a day
  • Blood sugaras – indicated
  • Weight – once a day

In case of any alarm based on the treating doctor’s advice, the following courses of action are 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 Lung Hub offers two levels of care:


This service is primarily for patients who are stable but bedridden and have restricted physical activity.

  • 24×7, real-monitoring of the following vitals:

    • Blood oxygen
    • Blood pressure
    • ECG
    • Temperature
    • Heart rate
    • Respiration rate
  • The Catex Health Nurse will offer guidance on medications and diet, and record symptoms as per the doctors’ orders.
  • Your 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.


This service is primarily for patients who are moderately active but require regular monitoring to prevent complications from developing.

  • There is daily monitoring and automatic updating in the patients’ health record of the following.

    • Blood oxygen level
    • Respiratory rate
    • Heart rate
    • Blood pressure
    • Blood sugar
    • Weight
    • ECG – if required
  • 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.
  • The Catex Health Nurse is available 24x7on video call for any advice or treatment need.
  • Your treating doctor also 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 Lung 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 chronic obstructive pulmonary (Lung) disease?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease (i.e., it gets worse over time) that makes it hard to breathe. COPD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. It is a mix of two diseases, namely:

Chronic bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis,which is the inflammation of the lining of the air ways in the lungs, causes production of large amounts of mucous. This results in blockage and coughing, which cause difficulty in breathing


Emphysema, which is the stiffening of the lung tissue, resulting in the inability of the air sac to stretch. Hence, less air is inhaled and exhale, which leads to difficulty in breathing.

COPD usually coexists with other medical conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., which make the condition worse and difficult to manage.

Home management of COPD patients – requirements and challenges

The main components of home management of COPD patients are:

Compliance to medication



Managing oxygen therapy, if applicable

Monitoring of vital signs



Controlling blood pressure and blood sugar

Supervision by trained nurses or doctors



Adherence to diet

Symptom monitoring – cough, breathlessness,
swelling of ankles, etc.



Patient and patient’s family education

Reduction of risk factors


Validation and Resources

Studies have been conducted that indicate that home monitoring of COPD patients is beneficial
for them and their families. The following are the details of some of the research

A study published by the NHS(National Health Service) Home tele health for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis found the following..

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A study published in the British Journal of General Practice and included in the Cochrane review concluded: “In COPD, tele healthcare interventions can significantly reduce the risk of emergency..

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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 238 GP practices..

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An exhaustive study published by the Canadian Government in the Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series on COPD (516 different trials home Telemonitoring of COPD) found that although..

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