Remote monitoring of heart failure in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: Current status and future needs

Dominic A.M.J. Theuns*, Sumant P. Radhoe, Jasper J. Brugts

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Abstract

The management of heart failure remains challenging despite evidence-based medical and pharmacological advances, especially in the ambulatory setting. There is an urgent need to develop strategies to reduce hospitalizations and readmission rates due to heart failure. Frequent monitoring of high-risk patients is imperative, and with the development of wireless and remote technology, frequent monitoring is now possible via remote monitoring. Nowadays, remote management of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices is being increasingly adopted and integrated into clinical practice. Several clinical trials studied the impact of remote monitoring on clinical outcomes in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization defibrillators (CRT-Ds). This point of view will focus on the remote monitoring of ICDs and CRTDs in patients with heart failure and discusses whether remote monitoring can be used as a potential instrument for the early identification of patients at risk of worsening heart failure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3763
JournalSensors
Volume21
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2021

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