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Remote detection of incessant slow VT with an ICD capable of home monitoring.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
7
Pages
512–514
Identifiers
PMID: 16760231
Source
Medline
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Abstract

In this case report, we present a 57-year-old patient who suffered from incessant slow ventricular tachycardia because of a change in therapy 2 weeks after the implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) with Home Monitoring (HM). HM is a fully automatic and wireless system capable of transmitting device data including episode counters. The patient had mild symptoms with only short episodes of dizziness and would not have contacted the primary care centre. Due to HM, the arrhythmia was detected before the next routine follow-up, and the patient was seen the next day. HM made it possible to adjust the dosage of the newly established beta-blocker treatment in an outpatient setting and avoid hospitalization. HM yields the potential for remote detection of arrhythmias in ICD recipients, allowing alterations in device programming or medication.

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