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The value of permanent follow-up of implantable pacemakers--first results of an European trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12465353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A clinical study investigates the use of Home Monitoring (HM) in pacemaker therapy. For 3 months patients are supervised by daily automatic HM messages. Endpoints are the technical feasibility and the clinical benefit of HM. Ninety three patients have currently been included and followed for 72 +/- 30 days. Three patients were excluded due to insufficient mobile net coverage at their living sites. For the other patients, 5311 of 5911 messages were successfully registered. Interrupts in the sequence of messages occurred 331 times. Two hundred ten of these (63%) lasted just 1 day, 14 interrupts (4%) lasted 5 or more days. Two patients did not show any interrupts, 34 patients (38%) had interrupts of 3 and more days. The clinical benefit of Home Monitoring was found in the remote detection of arrhythmia and lead dislocation.
K Wallbrück; C Stellbrink; M Santini; J Gill; A Hartmann; E Wunderlich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical engineering     Volume:  47 Suppl 1 Pt 2     ISSN:  0013-5585     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed Tech (Berl)     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-05     Completed Date:  2003-03-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1262533     Medline TA:  Biomed Tech (Berl)     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  950-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Biotronik GmbH, Technology & Service Center, Erlangen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Computer Communication Networks / instrumentation*
Data Collection
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory / instrumentation*
Equipment Failure Analysis / instrumentation*
Feasibility Studies
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation
Telemetry / instrumentation*

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