Welcome to the eleventh and final educational blog post in our series on remote monitoring for caregivers of patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). In this post, we will focus on the key takeaway from the 2023 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS Expert Consensus Statement on Practical Management of the Remote Device Clinic: Alert-based remote monitoring (RM) that relies on continuous connectivity allows for extended time intervals between in-office device interrogations.
Alert-based remote monitoring is an innovative approach that relies on continuous connectivity between the patient’s CIED and the device clinic. This method allows for real-time transmission of device data and alerts to healthcare providers, enabling timely interventions and adjustments to the treatment plan.
With alert-based remote monitoring, the need for frequent in-office device interrogations is reduced. Instead of relying on fixed time intervals for device check-ups, healthcare providers can monitor the patient’s device data remotely and schedule in-office visits based on specific alerts or clinical indications. This approach allows for more flexibility in managing CIEDs and reduces the burden on both patients and healthcare providers.
Alert-based remote monitoring offers several advantages for managing CIEDs. Here are some key benefits:
While alert-based remote monitoring offers several advantages, there are also potential pitfalls to consider. Here are some key factors to keep in mind:
As we conclude our series on remote monitoring for patients with CIEDs, we encourage device clinics and healthcare providers to consider the potential pitfalls of alert-based remote monitoring carefully. Stay informed about the latest advancements in remote monitoring technology and guidelines from professional societies like the ACC and AHA. Collaborate with device manufacturers and other healthcare professionals to implement alert-based remote monitoring and optimize patient care.
Thank you for joining us on this educational journey. We hope that you have found this series informative and valuable.
*Note: This educational blog post is provided as a service of Cardiac RMS and is based on the 2023 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS Expert Consensus Statement on Practical Management of the Remote Device Clinic.
Cardiac RMS LLC is a clinical service partner with expertise in remote monitoring of patients who have a cardiac pacemaker, implantable cardiac defibrillator, implantable heart failure device, or implantable loop recorder. Services also include Virtual Care Management, utilizing Remote Physiologic Monitoring (RPM) and care management to remotely support the treatment of patients with chronic conditions.