Practices of cardiac implantable electronic device follow-up: results of the European Heart Rhythm Association survey

Europace. 2012 Mar;14(3):423-5. doi: 10.1093/europace/eus020.


This survey analyses some details of follow-up of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) in 40 centres-the members of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) research network. Results of this survey show that practices of CIED follow-up are not homogeneous between EHRA research network centres, and recommended clinical evaluation of the patients regarding possible device up-grade is not always performed. Remote device monitoring appears to be an evolving practice, mostly used in implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator recipients.

MeSH terms

  • Defibrillators, Implantable / standards*
  • Delivery of Health Care / standards
  • Health Care Surveys*
  • Humans
  • Pacemaker, Artificial / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Remote Sensing Technology / standards