Remote Monitoring Stay connected. Keep going.

Overview

If you have an implanted heart device, ongoing care doesn't end at the implant. It's important to maintain a connection with your doctor or clinic for the life of your device. One of the best ways to do this is through remote monitoring.  

What is remote monitoring?

Remote monitoring is a way for your implanted heart device to communicate with your doctor or clinic using a small monitor, potentially reducing the number of times you have to travel to your clinic for an implanted heart device check.

Studies show that remote monitoring:

  • Helps doctors detect abnormal heart rhythms & issues with heart devices faster 1,2
  • Reduces hospitalizations and ER visits 3,4
  • Increases Quality of Life 4
  • Provides patients with a sense of security and peace of mind 5-7

Remote monitoring is prescribed by your doctor. It provides easy access to information that allows your doctor to:

  • Manage your heart condition
  • Monitor your implanted heart device
  • Obtain information from your implanted heart device on an as-needed basis

WHAT PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY

Hear what patients have to say about their experiences with remote monitoring.

Robbie's Pacemaker Story

Watch this video to learn how Robbie's life changed since getting his pacemaker implanted.
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Doug's Pacemaker Story

Watch the video to learn how Doug's life has changed with a pacemaker and remote monitoring technology.
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Staying connected to your doctor is simple

Information from your heart device goes straight to your clinic. Your doctor will be alerted if there's a concern.

illustration of how remote monitoring works
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CareAlert™ Notifications are available for wireless devices only, and are designated by your clinic. 

1

Crossley GH , Boyle A, Vitense H, ChangY, Mead RH; CONNECT Investigators. The CONNECT (Clinical Evaluation of Remote Notification to Reduce Time to Clinical Decision) trial: the value of wireless remote monitoring with automatic clinician alerts.  J Am Coll Cardiol. March 8, 2011;57(10):1181-1189. 

2

Chen J, Wilkoff BL, Choucair W, et al Design of the Pacemaker Remote Follow-up Evaluation and Review (PREFER) trial to assess the clinical value of the remote pacemaker interrogation in the management of pacemaker patients. http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/9/1/18. April 3, 2008.

3

Small R, Tang W, Wickemeyer W, et alManaging Heart Failure Patients with  Intra-Thoracic Impedance Monitoring:  A Multi-Center US Evaluation (OFISSER). J Card Fail. August 2007;13(6); Supp 2;S113-S114.

4

Landolina M, Perego GB, Lunati M, et al.Remote monitoring reduces healthcare use and improves quality of care in heart failure patients with implantable defibrillators: the evolution of management strategies of heart failure patients with implantable defibrillators (EVOLVO ) study. Circulation. June 19, 2012;125(24):2985-2992.

5

Marzegalli M, Lunati M, Landolina M. RemoteMonitoring of CRT-ICD: The Multicenter Italian CareLink Evaluation – Ease of Use, Acceptance, and Organizational Implications. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. October 2008;31(10): 1259-1264.

6

Petersen HH, Larsen MC, Nielsen OW Kensing F, Svendsen JH. Patient satisfaction and suggestions for improvement of remote ICD monitoring. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. September 2012; 34(3):317-324.

7

Ricci RP, Vicentini A, D’Onofrio A, et al. Impact of in-clinic follow-up visits in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: demographic and socioeconomic analysis of the TARIFF study population. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. November 2013;38(2):101-106.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.