Automatic Remote Monitoring of Implantable Cardiac Devices in Clinical Practice – The Lumos-T Safely Reduces Routine Office Device Follow-up (TRUST) Trial

Niraj Varma
2010 European Cardiology  
The use of implantable electronic cardiac devices is increasing. Post-implantation follow-up is important for monitoring both device function and patient condition; however, clinical practice is inconsistent. For example, implantable cardioverter–defibrillator follow-up schedules vary from every three months to yearly according to facility and physician preference and the availability of resources. Importantly, no surveillance occurs between follow-up visits. By contrast, implantable devices
more » ... h automatic remote monitoring capability provide a means for performing constant surveillance, with the ability to identify salient problems rapidly. The Lumos-T Reduces Routine Office Device Follow-up Study (TRUST) demonstrated that remote home monitoring reduced clinic burden and allowed early detection of patient and/or system problems, enabling efficient monitoring and an opportunity to enhance patient safety. The results of the trial have significant implications for the management of patients receiving all forms of implantable electronic cardiac device.
doi:10.15420/ecr.2010.6.3.87 fatcat:b6tsnzim7rchliz2hakvo5gugi