Cardiovascular medicine is witnessing an explosion in capability for remote monitoring of implantable electronic devices, which provide great potential for improved clinical outcomes as well as more efficient and cost-effective care.
There are numerous devices now utilized in remote monitoring, including external ECG recorders, loop recorders, pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization systems. Cardiovascular physicians, allied health professionals and office staff need to become well versed in management of the new wealth of data these devices provide, design and use of appropriate systems to support monitoring technology, and its proper utilization of remotely acquired data in clinical decision making, as well as the demands for patient education and orientation to assure compliance.
Remote Patient Monitoring in Cardiology discusses the clinical utility of each remote monitoring technology, discusses the current data pertaining to each applications and outlines the challenges present in clinical practice in incorporating these technologies, and provides case vignettes that highlight important diagnostic concepts and therapeutic implications through real world examples of the utilization of remote monitoring technology. The book includes s review of currently established at and on studies in progress pertaining to each technology so that the reader is fully updated the state-of-the-art in this rapidly emerging area.
Remote Patient Monitoring in Cardiology features:
- Concise, practical and current guide to appropriate use of these technologies
- Case-based approach provides real-world examples of applications as well as problems and how to resolve or avoid them
- Chapter 1: Introduction,
- Chapter 2: Ambulatory External Electrocardiographic (ECG) Monitoring,
- Chapter 3: Implantable Loop Recorders,
- Chapter 4: Remote Monitoring of Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices,
- Chapter 5: Limitations and Future Directions,
- Chapter 6: Case Vignettes
About the Guest Editors
Suneet Mittal, MD, Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, The Valley Health System, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Jonathan Steinberg, MD, Director, Arrhythmia Institute, The Valley Health System, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons