Newsletter 34 – November 2017

Cardiologists have always been early adopters of home-based and telemedicine applications and telehealth tools. For example, the Holter monitor that gathered data on the heart rhythms of cardiac patients over an extended period of time from their homes was one of the earliest instances of telehealth. Consequently, cardiologists are already accustomed to remotely monitoring their patients through implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators that continuously collect and transmit data back to clinicians together with their main tasks of keeping the heart beating.

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