Remote monitoring: a cost or an investment?

H. Burri, Hein Heidbuchel, Werner Jung, Pedro Brugada

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Remote management of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators is being increasingly used in Europe, due to its potential to improve follow-up efficiency and patient outcome. However, this paradigm shift needs to be economically viable for it to be sustainable in the long term. This article covers the economic aspects of remote device management, and reviews the current evidence in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


  • Implantable cardiac defibrillator
  • Pacemaker
  • Remote monitoring
  • Cost
  • Cost-effectiveness

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