A 10-member Norton Heart & Vascular Institute team remotely monitors heart patients’ implantable devices every day, looking for abnormalities that require immediate attention. The team also performs routine scheduled remote device checks.
Patients with pacemakers, defibrillators and implantable loop recorders send alerts that are reviewed daily. Some of the monitors send patients’ signals automatically. Other patients send their data in manually.
The data can alert Norton Heart & Vascular Institute’s providers if a patient is going into heart failure, is experiencing A-fib, has been shocked with a defibrillator, has a mechanical malfunction of their implanted device or has experienced another type of episode calling for medical attention. Providers use the remote monitoring to check on some 7,000 patients.
Patients with implanted devices can have their data interrogated three times a year remotely. An annual device check is done in the office.
“This monitoring team provides patients with peace of mind knowing that they are being monitored every day by our experts,” said Missy Allen, manager, Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Heart Rhythm Center.
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