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VIDEO: Remote monitoring reduced hospitalization rates, costs among patients with pacing devices

May 29, 2015

BOSTON — In this video, Jonathan P. Piccini, MD, MHSc, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, outlines the results of a study he presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions on the effect of remote monitoring on clinical events and health care utilization among patients implanted with pacing devices in the United States.

Piccini and colleagues evaluated data from over 92,000 patients who received pacemakers, defibrillators or CRT devices. They observed a dramatically lower rate of all-cause hospitalization among those who were followed up via remote monitoring compared with those who had clinic visits alone, across all evaluated device types. Risks for stroke- and HF-related hospitalization were also reduced with remote monitoring, Piccini said.

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