Remote monitoring of implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Reynolds, Dwight W.; Jayaprasad, N. and Francis, Johnson (2006) Remote monitoring of implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 6 (4). pp. 186-188. ISSN 0972-6292

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Abstract

The rate of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation has gone up as primary and secondary prevention trials have relatively consistently shown significant improvement in mortality and morbidity. Most patients with ICDs are followed routinely at intervals ranging from 3 to 6 months. Many patients require additional non-scheduled visits to investigate symptoms that may or may not relate to their cardiac disease or device. Appropriate and inappropriate therapies of implantable cardioverter defibrillators have a major impact on morbidity and quality of life in ICD recipients. Remote monitoring systems can substitute for routine follow-up visits and/ or deliver continuous diagnostic and device status information. Remote monitoring of ICDs can decrease the need for many patient visits and, thereby, probably reduce expense.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Diastolic Dysfunction; Systolic Dysfunction; Left Ventricle; Right Ventricle; RV Apical Pacing
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Cardiovascular System > Heart
Equipment and Supplies > Electrodes > Defibrillators > Defibrillators, Implantable
Therapeutics > Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Arrhythmia
Equipment and Supplies > Electrodes > Defibrillators
ID Code:1848
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:20 August 2007

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