Introduction: Remote monitoring (RM) of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) allows rapid detection of clinical and electrical events. Recently, several smartphone applications have been developed with the aim of improving patient compliance and better interpreting and integrating data deriving from remote control for the management of heart failure (HF). Areas covered: Studies investigating the role of CIEDs’ RM in HF patients to predict and early treat acute decompensation. The importance of new technologies and applications developed to provide crucial information to clinicians, to better manage HF patients. Expert opinion: New medical technologies and smartphone applications for CIEDs’ RM were developed to help clinicians in the management of CIED carriers. Indeed, the accessibility of technological devices (e.g. smartphones) and the improvements in medical technology provide the opportunity to optimize HF patients’ monitoring by the transmission of device-related data, and with direct involvement of patients themselves. Thanks to these advancements, physicians have the possibility to recognize worsening signs of HF and promptly optimize treatments to potentially avoid hospitalization. The great value of this approach is its potential of reducing scheduled in-office visits or unnecessary medical contacts and optimizing healthcare resources management.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators and devices for cardiac resynchronization therapy: what perspective for patients’ apps combined with remote monitoring? / Sgreccia, D.; Mauro, E.; Vitolo, M.; Manicardi, M.; Valenti, A. C.; Imberti, J. F.; Ziacchi, M.; Boriani, G.. - In: EXPERT REVIEW OF MEDICAL DEVICES. - ISSN 1743-4440. - 19:2(2022), pp. 155-160. [10.1080/17434440.2022.2038563]