Remote follow-up and continuous remote monitoring, distinguished

Europace. 2013 Jun;15 Suppl 1:i14-i16. doi: 10.1093/europace/eut071.


Remote device management involves remote follow-up (which replace periodic in-clinic device interrogations for assessing device function), remote monitoring (with unscheduled transmissions of alerts such as atrial fibrillation), and patient-initiated interrogations (that are initiated manually due to a perceived or real clinical event). This article overviews the different aspects related to these functions.

Keywords: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator; Pacemaker; Remote device management; Remote follow-up; Remote monitoring; Telemedicine.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Defibrillators, Implantable / standards*
  • Electrocardiography, Ambulatory / standards*
  • Equipment Failure Analysis / standards
  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Pacemaker, Artificial / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Product Surveillance, Postmarketing / standards*
  • Telemedicine / standards*
  • Terminology as Topic*