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Home monitoring in ICD therapy: future perspectives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12633637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The expanding indications for ICD therapy and the complexity of current devices will have impact on follow-up policy. The application of ICD therapy requires elaborate attention to technical aspects, arrhythmias, and the clinical course of the underlying disease. Currently, the quality of medical supervision is dependent on scheduled regular follow-up visits. A disadvantage of long intervals can be a delay in the physician's or patient's awareness of changes in the clinical status. Some patients will need more intensive follow-up while others will have the device as a stand-by and only need technical follow-up. A possibility to address this situation, is the transmission of data, already stored in the implanted device. This will guarantee continuous patient surveillance and could possibly help to avoid unnecessary follow-up visits.
D A M J Theuns; J C J Res; L J Jordaens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1099-5129     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-13     Completed Date:  2003-07-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 The European Society of Cardiology. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / therapy*
Defibrillators, Implantable / trends*
Electrocardiography / instrumentation,  methods,  trends*
Home Care Services / trends*
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation,  methods,  trends*

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