Remote monitoring for active cardiovascular implantable electronic devices: a European survey

Europace. 2010 Dec;12(12):1778-80. doi: 10.1093/europace/euq399.


This survey sampled today's European practices in the use of remote monitoring (RM) for the follow-up of active cardiovascular implantable electronic devices. Eighty-five per cent of the responding centres are currently using RM. For the majority, RM is expected to increase importantly within 5 years, and it has already led to a new organization of care based on dedicated allied professionals and/or the creation of RM units. There are still major limitations for the development of RM, such as ethical and legal aspects, reimbursement issues, and the lack of specific national- and European-updated guidelines which need to be informed.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Data Collection
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac / prevention & control
  • Defibrillators, Implantable*
  • Europe
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Failure / physiopathology
  • Heart Failure / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Pacemaker, Artificial*
  • Remote Sensing Technology*