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PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW

  • Enabling early clinical intervention
  • Improving clinical outcomes1
  • Delivering efficient and comprehensive care
  • Addressing population health management and reducing healthcare costs2

 

EMPOWERING CARE WITH EFFECTIVE REMOTE MONITORING

Clinical studies show that remote monitoring reduces time to detect clinical events,4 reduces hospitalizationsand reduces all-cause mortality over three years.6 Remote monitoring not only increases the quality of patient care for patients, but improves clinical efficiency and substantially reduces health care costs.6

Our remote monitoring products are designed to help you optimize your workflow, support informed clinical decisions and deliver efficient, comprehensive care. With them, you can get quick access to patient data, heightened visibility of important events and a more streamlined daily workflow.

 

 

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REDUCED RISK,
REDUCED MORTALITY2,3

Activating a remote transmitter can more than double a patient’s probability of survival.2,3

PRODUCTS IN THIS PORTFOLIO

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PROACTIVE CARE AND CONVENIENCE

In patients implanted with a PM (pacemaker) capable of remote wireless data transmission… in-office PM setup was associated with a significantly higher rate of successful transmission.10

With remote monitoring, data automation and alerts, you can leverage more efficient remote follow-ups instead of in-office visits to gain the opportunity for more timely clinical interventions.

  • Patient convenience: Distance to the hospital makes frequent in-person evaluations of devices difficult, especially when increasingly frequent follow-ups are needed, e.g., near the end of a device’s battery life. Remote follow-ups let patients avoid difficult and expensive travel.7,8
  • Clinician convenience: Remote monitoring saves you and your staff time without lowering patient satisfaction, even if the number of patients with devices increases.7,8

 

IMPROVED QUALITY OF CARE

Remote monitoring enables early diagnosis of technical or clinical issues, which facilitates early clinical intervention if needed. Clinical benefits, as seen in clinical trials, include:

  • 79% reduction in time to detection of clinical events4
  • 66% reduction in hospitalizations for atrial arrhythmia and related stroke4
  • 50% reduction in relative risk of death1
  • 34% reduction in all-cause mortality over 3 years for ICD/CRT-D patients5
  • 27% reduction in all-cause mortality over 3 years for pacemaker patients5

Activating a remote transmitter can more than double a patient’s probability of survival,2,3 and patients with the highest adherence to remote monitoring have seen the highest probability of survival.2,3 You can begin monitoring your patient immediately after a device is implanted, and such use is crucial to realizing the full value of a remote monitoring system.

We have especially strong clinical evidence showing the benefits of remote monitoring in early stroke intervention.10

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ECONOMIC EVIDENCE


At Abbott, we are dedicated to improving clinical outcomes while also reducing health care costs. Remote monitoring is a critical tool in population health management and addresses disease states that contribute greatly to high healthcare costs, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

Remote monitoring starts working from day one and can lower health care costs by reducing:

  • The number of in-hospital device evaluations9
  • The number of hospital admissions4
  • The length of stay per cardiac hospitalization4
  • Potential follow-up office visits9
RESOURCES AND DOCUMENTATION
REFERENCES
1. Saxon, L. A., Hayes, D. L., Gilliam, F. R., Heidenriech, P. A., Day, J., Seth, M., … Boehmer, J. P. (2010). Long-term outcome after ICD and CRT implantation and influence of remote device follow-up: The ALTITUDE survival study. Circulation, 122, 2359-2367. http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/circulationaha.110.960633
2. Sutton, B., Zigler, J., Gopinathannair, R., Deam, G., & Graver, R. (2013, May). Improved health outcomes and cost-savings with remote monitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices. Presented at the meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, Denver, CO. Retrospective claims analysis of Medicare 5% sample Limited Data Set Standard Analytical Files claims and enrollment data across all manufacturers.
3. Crossley, G. H., Boyle, A., Vitense, H., Chang, Y., Mead, R. H., & CONNECT Investigators. (2011). The CONNECT (Clinical Evaluation of Remote Notification to Re-duce Time to Clinical Decision) trial: The value of wireless remote monitoring with automatic clinician alerts. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 57(10), 1181-1189. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2010.12.012
4. Mabo, P., Victor, F., Bazin, P., Ahres, S., Babuty. D., Da Costa, A., … Dauber, J. C., & COMPAS Trial Investigators. (2012). A randomized trial of long-term remote monitoring of pacemaker recipients (the COMPAS trial). European Heart Journal, 33, 1105-1111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehr419
5. Mittal, S., Piccini, J., Fischer, A., Snell, J., Dalal, N., & Varma, N. (2014, May). Remote monitoring of ICD patients is associated with reduced mortality irrespective of device type. Presented at the meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, San Francisco, CA. This was a retrospective data review and had limitations.
6. Mittal, S., Piccini, J., Fischer, A., Snell, J., Dalal, N., & Varma, N. (2014). Increased adherence to remote monitoring is associated with reduced mortality in both pacemaker and defibrillator patients. Presented at the meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, San Francisco, CA. This was a retrospective data review and has limitations.
7. Masella, C., Zanaboni, P., Di Stasi, F., Gilardi, S., Ponzi, P., & Valsecchi, S. (2008). Assessment of a remote monitoring system for implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 14, 290-294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jtt.2008.080202
8. Marzegalli, M., Lunati, M., Landolina, M., Perego, G. B., Ricci, R. P., Guenzati, G., … Schirru, M. (2008). Remote monitoring of CRT–ICD: The multicenter Italian CareLink evaluation—ease of use, acceptance, and organizational implications. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 31, 1259-1264. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.01175.x
9. Varma, N., Epstein, A. E., Irimpen, A., Schweikert, R., Love, C., & TRUST Investigators. Efficacy and safety of automatic remote monitoring for implantable cardioverter defibrillator follow-up: The Lumos-T Safely Reduces Routine Office Device Follow-Up (TRUST) trial. Circulation, 122, 325-332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/circulationaha.110.937409
10. Ren,  X., Apostolakos, C., Vo, T. H., Shar, R. E., Shields, K., Banki, N. M., … Goldschlager, N. F. (2012). Remote monitoring of implantable pacemakers: In-office setup significantly improves successful data transmission. Clinical Cardiology, 36(10), 634-637. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/clc.22207
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