Maintaining Heart Health: Delving into Implant Monitoring Services for Improved Patient Care

Maintaining Heart Health: Delving into Implant Monitoring Services for Improved Patient Care

Cardiac implantable devices like pacemakers, cardiac loop records, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators require extensive cardiac implant monitoring services to help safeguard the patients’ heart health at all times. In this article, we’ll discuss just what they are, how they work, and more importantly, how such searches can help improve the quality of life and health outcomes for patients living with these devices. Let’s get started.


What is a cardiac implantable monitoring service?

A cardiac implant is a device that’s inserted into the body, usually near or around the heart, to record its heart rate and electrical activity at large.  Take the case of our platform, Techindia, this system consists of the following components:

  •  Cardiac implant – this could be the pacemaker, ICD or ILR
  • Reporting platform – Data from the cardiac implant is transferred seamlessly to a central CRM, which provides a unified patient data management platform
  • End-user portal – Then you can access clinical reviews of the cardiac implant monitoring software using our software viewer.

While some cardiac implant monitoring services may work a little differently from ours, this is the gist of how the process works as a bare minimum.


Identifying device issues with cardiac implant monitoring

How often do pacemakers fail? Well, the margin for error with cardiac implant devices is usually really small, with research showing that failure rates tend to rarely go past 4.2% annually in most cases.

However, when it comes to matters of the heart, which are usually a case of life and death, even the smallest percentage of error is not negligible. This is where you need a good implant monitoring company to help detect the early warning signs of cardiac device failure.

These can help to spot various malfunctions with the device, which can result in unusual ECG readings. Overall, this service can help to pick out device issues such as:

  • Pacemaker lead failures
  • Loss of capture
  • Poor communication between the generator and electrodes
  • A damaged battery
  • Electromagnetic interferences and so on

Generally, such a service can help to pick out the red flags that a pacemaker or some other type of cardiac implant is failing. In turn, physicians can use this information to provide prompt intervention before the failure can result in a fatal outcome.

At the very least, it also helps to inform lifestyle decisions and cut out habits that may be tampering with the device such as using devices with very strong magnets like power generators, among others.


Raising health literacy with self-care portals

The other great thing about ambulatory ECG monitoring services is that they can also improve the patient’s experience, more so in terms of personalization. With patients getting access to their medical records and the cardiac data transmitted from the device.

Physicians can then help patients understand this data and all it means, which can improve healthcare knowledge and help them to take care of themselves better. This portal may also be able to generate patient-specific ECG summaries, which is information that the patient can also use to make data-driven decisions about treatment and living with a cardiac implant monitor.

What’s more, another important facet of healthcare also improves when patients have ready access to their own data and that’s patient compliance. This also happens because such portals often open up a direct line of communication between physicians and patients, which enables them to check in with the experts and follow up on treatment plans.

Improving patient safety by addressing device side effects

It’s the reality that some cardiac implant devices can have their failings which can at the very least disrupt patient comfort and make them think of an alternative solution. For instance, one very common problem with implantable cardioverter defibrillators or ICDs is inappropriate shocks. This is where the patient experiences very mild, yet sometimes extremely uncomfortable,

Such problems can occur due to various factors that lead the device to think that the patient is experiencing a heart arrhythmia and therefore provides a shock as a containment measure, even when the heart rhythm is perfectly fine. This often stems from electrical noise, with research by Stanford showing that about 18% of ICD patients experience inappropriate shocks.

A cardiac implantable monitoring service can come to the risk by helping to uncover the root cause of inappropriate shocks such as faulty lead wires, for example. Then, physicians can perform follow-ups with the patients to help get to the bottom of the problem and this can improve patient safety.

Addressing cases of heart failure promptly

According to a study by the HFSA, the world receives 960,000 cases of heart failure each year, with this number also including patients who are using a cardiac implant device.  This shows just how dire the situation is and once again proves the need for you to turn to a proven cardiac implant monitoring company for assistance.

With such a partner, you can proactively monitor heart failure by scrutinizing the data transmitted from the device. Given that our systems here at Techindia also come with timely alerts, you can get the information you need to address an event such as heart failure during the very early stages of its onset.

This information can eventually help you to reduce the risk of:

  • Patient mortality
  • Readmissions
  • Irreversible tissue damage


Assistance with ECG reporting to improve diagnostic yield


Cardiac implant devices often work 24/7 generating large volumes of data that you constantly need to sift through to get an understanding of the patients’ heart health status. Well, it becomes much more effortless when you outsource your ECG interpretation services to a proven digital health provider like Techindia.

This way, you can get access to dedicated, very experienced, and highly qualified ECG technicians who can score the ECGs for you and provide patient-specific reports, even within 30 minutes in case of emergencies so that you can diagnose arrhythmias more accurately to improve diagnostic yield.


Turn to Techindia for world-class cardiac implant monitoring

Do you need a proven cardiac implantable monitoring service to help you improve heart health for your patients? Techindia is more than happy to help. With over 15 years of implant monitoring experience, a convenient SaaS model, and an AI-driven platform that augments the best of expertise and technological development, we can help you raise the quality of your implant monitoring services. Give us a call today to get started.



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