Feasibility of a telemedicine framework for collaborative pacemaker follow-up.

  title={Feasibility of a telemedicine framework for collaborative pacemaker follow-up.},
  author={Alexander Kollmann and Dieter Hayn and Jos{\'e} Garc{\'i}a and Jes{\'u}s D. Trigo and Peter Kastner and Brigitte Rotman and Karlheinz Tscheliessnigg and G{\"u}nter Schreier},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  volume={13 7},
We propose a telemedicine framework for remote and manufacturer independent pacemaker (PM) follow-up. The main goal is to provide the caregiver at the point-of-care with an efficient screening method to identify possible malfunction of the pacing system in collaboration with the specialist at the PM clinic. The concept was evaluated in a clinical trial on 44 patients (mean age 76 years). A total of 62 electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings were transmitted using a mobile PM follow-up unit. Using… CONTINUE READING