Alan Sugrue, Vaibhav R. Vaidya, David L. Hayes, Michael Glikson, Paul A. Friedman, Samuel J. Asirvatham

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The complexity of follow-up for cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators [ICDs], and cardiac resynchronization therapy [CRT]) parallels the increasing and evolving sophistication of the devices itselfCIEDs continue to acquire an increasing amount of data, both physiologic and device-related, to permit assessing health status, with the goal of notifying caregivers before clinical decompensation occurs to permit clinical interventionFollow-up of patients with ICDs is in many respects similar to that of patients with pacemakers with a large emphasis on remote monitoring/remote interrogationIndeed, with the progressive integration of pacemaker and ICD technology, assessing the “pacemaker” function of the ICD has become a standard part of ICD evaluationBecause of the specialized equipment necessary for pacemaker, ICD, and CRT assessment and follow-up, dedicated space is desirable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Approach, Fourth Edition
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9781119264002
ISBN (Print)9781119263968
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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