App to enhance home management of rare cardiology complaint

The CONNECTPlus app aims to improve access to important information for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Max Ryan

July 1, 2024

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  • A new app for patients living with pulmonary arterial hypertension has been launched by Maynooth University and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in partnership with the Science Foundation of Ireland and Johnson & Johnson.

    The CONNECTPlus app aims to support improved health outcomes and quality of life for people in their homes by enabling medical teams to educate patients about their condition and encourage proactive health management.

    The app has been developed using technology used by many UK-based hospitals and is designed to provide essential tools and information for patients living with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
    Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare form of pulmonary hypertension with an annual incidence rate of 3.11 patients per million of the total population of Ireland.
    Symptoms include breathlessness, particularly during physical activity; fatigue; dizziness; syncope; peripheral oedema and chest pain.
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