Basic structural features of a  cardiac telemedicine center for patients with heart failure and implanted devices, cardiac arrhythmias, and increased risk of sudden cardiac death : Recommendations of the working group 33 Telemonitoring of the German Cardiac Society.

[Basic structural features of a cardiac telemedicine center for patients with heart failure and implanted devices, cardiac arrhythmias, and increased risk of sudden cardiac death : Recommendations of the working group 33 Telemonitoring of the German Cardiac Society]. Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol. 2019 Jan 14;: Authors: Helms TM, Stockburger M, Köhler F, Leonhardt V, Müller A, Rybak K, Sack S, Schwab JO, Störk S, Zippel-Schultz B, Perings CA Abstract Heart failure is one of the most common diseases. It is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Since heart failure is age-associated, the number of patients with heart failure is constantly increasing. At the same time, the imbalance between the need for treatment and the provision of care is growing. Telemonitoring/telemedicine offers patients in rural or remote areas access to high-quality health care and enables fast access to specialists. The working group 33 Telemonitoring of the German Cardiac Society describes the characteristics and possible applications of telemonitoring/telemedicine in the treatment of patients with heart failure. Furthermore, quality criteria for cardiological telemedicine centres are defined. In addition to the personnel structure of a telemedicine centre and the competencies of employees, requirements for the technical infrastructure and the management of incoming data and alarms are described. PMID: 30637467 [PubMed - as sup...
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