Remote monitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices in Europe: results of the European Heart Rhythm Association survey

Antonio Hernandez-Madrid*, Thorsten Lewalter, Alessandro Proclemer, Laurent Pison, Gregory Y. H. Lip, Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


The aim of this European Heart Rhythm Association survey was to provide an insight into the current use of remote monitoring for cardiac implantable electronic devices in Europe. The following topics were explored: use of remote monitoring, infrastructure and organization, patient selection and benefits. Centres using remote monitoring reported performing face-to-face visits less frequently. In many centres (56.9%), a nurse reviews all the data and forwards them to the responsible physician. The majority of the centres (91.4%) stated that remote monitoring is best used in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and those live far from the hospital (76.6% top benefit). Supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias were reported to be the major events detected earlier by remote monitoring. Remote monitoring will have a significant impact on device management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
JournalEP Europace
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • Remote monitoring
  • Pacemaker
  • Defibrillator
  • Cardiac implantable electronic devices
  • EHRA survey
  • EP wire

Cite this