Practices of cardiac implantable electronic device follow-up: results of the European Heart Rhythm Association survey

Germanas Marinskis*, Lieselot van Erven, Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Gregory Y. H. Lip, Laurent Pison, Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist

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This survey analyses some details of follow-up of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) in 40 centresthe members of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) research network. Results of this survey show that practices of CIED follow-up are not homogeneous between EHRA research network centres, and recommended clinical evaluation of the patients regarding possible device up-grade is not always performed. Remote device monitoring appears to be an evolving practice, mostly used in implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator recipients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-425
JournalEP Europace
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


  • Pacemaker
  • Cardioverter defibrillator
  • Resynchronization therapy
  • Follow-up

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