Cardiac Electronic Devices: Future Directions and Challenges.

Kotalczyk, Agnieszka, Kalarus, Zbigniew, Wright, David Justin, Boriani, Giuseppe and Lip, Gregory YH ORCID: 0000-0002-7566-1626
(2020) Cardiac Electronic Devices: Future Directions and Challenges. Medical devices (Auckland, N.Z.), 13. pp. 325-338.

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Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) are essential management options for patients with brady- and tachyarrhythmias or heart failure with concomitant optimal pharmacotherapy. Despite increasing technological advances, there are still gaps in the management of CIED patients, eg, the growing number of lead- and pocket-related long-term complications, including cardiac device-related infective endocarditis, requires the greatest care. Likewise, patients with CIEDs should be monitored remotely as a part of a comprehensive, holistic management approach. In addition, novel technologies used in smartwatches may be a convenient tool for long-term atrial fibrillation (AF) screening, especially in high-risk populations. Early detection of AF may reduce the risk of stroke and other AF-related complications. The objective of this review article was to provide an overview of novel technologies in cardiac rhythm-management devices and future challenges related to CIEDs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, CIEDs, pacemaker, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, cardiac resynchronization therapy, remote monitoring, wearable technology
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 10:38
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:23
DOI: 10.2147/mder.s245625
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