The following press release was sent by The Valley Hospital.
Two cardiologists at Valley Health System’s Arrhythmia Institute have written a book designed to help cardiovascular physicians, allied health professionals and medical technicians understand and make the best use of remote monitoring technology to monitor external ECG monitoring systems and implantable cardiac electronic devices.
Remote Patient Monitoring in Cardiology by Suneet Mittal, M.D., and Jonathan Steinberg, M.D., offers a concise, practical and current guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the existing remote monitoring technology and provides a framework for incorporating it into clinical practice.
Suneet Mittal, M.D., is Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory, Valley Health System; and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.
Jonathan Steinberg, M.D., is Director of the Arrhythmia Institute, Valley Health System; and Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.
According to Dr. Mittal, “Cardiovascular medicine is witnessing an explosion in capability for remote monitoring of implantable electronic devices such as pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization systems; all of which provide great potential for improved clinical outcomes and more efficient and cost-effective care.”
“In order to get the most out of the technology,” adds Dr. Steinberg, “we have to understand all of its capabilities and limitations.”
The authors draw on their combined years in clinical practice and incorporate a multitude of real-world examples to illustrate how data retrieved remotely can be used to drive clinical decisions for positive patient outcomes. They also address the current limitations of the technology and propose future possibilities for putting more widespread application of remote patient monitoring into practice.For more information, contact the doctors at 201-HEART DR (432-7837).