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In brief

August 2016 Br J Cardiol 2016;23:98–9

In brief

BJCardio Staff

Abstract

A new portable monitoring device (CardioMessenger Smart, Biotronik) has been launched in the USA. Roughly the size of a smartphone, the device keeps pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, and insertable cardiac monitor patients connected to their physician remotely. The device automatically transmits daily reports of cardiac activity via worldwide cellular networks to physicians without intervention from the patient. It also provides fully customisable alerts that can be programmed to the physician’s specifications. Studies have found that home monitoring can significantly reduce hospitalisation, stroke and mortality. The manuf

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