Patient Monitoring Implants Linked To Better Outcomes
A study published in the journal Lancet with chronic heart failure patients revealed that implantable monitoring devices improve patient outcomes. The trial randomized 650 chronic heart failure patients with implanted defibrillator devices proves remote patient monitoring that relay information can help improve patient outcomes.
Research shows that patients with heart failure may receive either an implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) or cardiac resynchronisation defibrillators (CRT-Ds). These devices both have the capability of remote telemonitoring function which with early detection might enable pre-emptive treatment / management.
The implants sent diagnostic data to doctors at set times throughout the day and whenever abnormal heart beats were detected. The findings from the study open a new avenue for the possibility of remote telemonitoring for daily use in clinical practice.