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Dr. Lindsey Rosman, UNC Cardiology
Dr. Lindsey Rosman, UNC Cardiology

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, clinics and hospitals encouraged patients to use telemedicine with live-video appointments called video visits. If you have an implantable medical device, remote monitoring allows your healthcare team to monitor your heart health and the function of your cardiac device without you having to be physically present.

Remote Cardiac Device Monitoring: Why Aren’t You Doing This Already?
This emerging form of telemedicine can help keep tabs on your ticker and help keep you out of the doctor’s office.

Overall, remote cardiac device monitoring is a game changer that’s more important than ever because patients can be monitored from the safety and comfort of their own homes. “The current pandemic has really reinforced the value of this technology to patients, providers and healthcare systems,” Rosman says.