In the HF-Wii study, two medical students from Linköping University went to Israel, Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv to help setting up the study and gain experience in another hospital.



They have written a nice report:






This is a small update from The Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tiqwa, Israel.

Our names are Anna Ed and Linnéa Almstedt. We are Swedish medical students from Linköping, doing a scientific project connected to the HF Wii Study.


We came to Israel in September 2015, and have been a part of the upstart of the study here.


We have had a wonderful stay, and we are very happy for being a part of this interesting project.

Unfortunately our stay has come to an end, but we will always have great memories from here.



We have now recruited 18 patients for the study, hurray! 




Patients come from all over the country for the unique and specialized heart failure rehabilitation programme



The start up meeting for the patients took place in the heart failure clinic. Questionnaires were filled in, 6 minutes walk tests were performed, vital parameters were measured and the most important of all.. the patients got to try playing the Wii game.




The heart failure clinic at the cardiology department is small and pleasant, where nurses, physiotherapists and doctors work close together.





Anna & Linnéa