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Remote monitoring and follow-up of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators

Published inEuropace, vol. 11, no. 6, p. 701-709
Publication date2009
Abstract

In the era of communication technology, new options are now available for following-up patients implanted with pacemakers (PMs) and defibrillators (ICDs). Most major companies offer devices with wireless capabilities that communicate automatically with home transmitters, which then relay data to the physician, thereby allowing remote patient follow-up and monitoring. These systems are being widely used in the USA for remote follow-up, and have been more recently introduced in Europe, where their adoption is increasing. In this article, we describe the currently existing systems, review the available evidence in the literature regarding remote follow-up and monitoring of PMs and ICDs, and finally discuss some unresolved issues.

Keywords
  • *Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis/instrumentation/methods
  • *Pacemaker, Artificial
  • Telemedicine/*instrumentation/methods
  • Telemetry/*instrumentation
  • Therapy, Computer-Assisted/*instrumentation/methods
Citation (ISO format)
BURRI, Haran Kumar, SENOUF, David. Remote monitoring and follow-up of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. In: Europace, 2009, vol. 11, n° 6, p. 701–709. doi: 10.1093/europace/eup110
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