Case study from Spotlight series

Telemonitoring of people with heart failure undergoing cardiac resynchronisation therapy

27 April, 2020

The Medical Centre of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Budapest ran a management programme in which people with heart failure (HF) who required an implanted resynchronisation defibrillator were offered a choice between remote monitoring and conventional follow-up. People who selected remote monitoring received a defibrillator capable of transmitting data, and a remote monitoring system sent the data to a team of cardiologists and electrophysiologists.

The programme ran between January 2011 and June 2016, and included a follow-up period per participant of 28 months on average. People with HF in the telemonitoring group visited the outpatient HF clinic more often than those in conventional follow-up. Mortality was significantly lower in the remote monitoring group.


Bogyi P, Vamos M, Bari Z, et al. 2019. Association of Remote Monitoring With Survival in Heart Failure Patients Undergoing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Retrospective Observational Study. J Med Internet Res 21(7): e14142

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