What are pacemaker monitoring services and how do they help patients

What are pacemaker monitoring services and how do they help patients

If you’ve recently received an ICD or pacemaker, your care provider will need to regularly monitor your condition. This serves two functions, namely to determine that your life-saving device works without any qualms and to double-check that your vitals are where they should be. Sometimes, this is done in person by the physician at a facility. However, modern telehealth providers such as TechIndia enable much more convenient and efficient remote pacemaker monitoring services, where patients don’t have to physically come in for check-ups as frequently as they would need otherwise.

How pacemaker monitoring services work

Basically, pacemaker monitoring services link the pacemaker wirelessly to a data management system of some sort. This way, important vitals, and device data are automatically captured and transmitted periodically to a designated receiving source from which the attending doctor can check for discrepancies or abnormalities. 

Here at Techindia, we offer a unified reporting platform that merges data from various types of ICDs, pacemakers, and heart failure devices. From this platform, data collected is archived in standardized reports that are securely stored in the cloud. This ensures the round-the-clock availability of reports across all locations.

The doctor’s office can access reports on the unified reporting platform, or acquire historical records on our secure and compliant MyBeat CRM platform.

How pacemaker monitoring services help patients: 

They cut down on routine hospital visits

Depending on the exact specification of the device that the patient relies on, it’s commonplace that patients need to see their doctors at least every 3 months. Sometimes even much more frequently according to the severity of the condition. In some cases, that period extends to six months. 

Aside from patients getting exposed to infections at the care provider’s facility, frequent hospital visits can be inconvenient for patients in the following ways:

  • Individuals may have to take time off work or school and thus lag behind
  • Patients may have to travel long distances to reach care providers
  • Patients may have to meet various travel and other expenses associated

with routine visitsWith remote cardiac implant monitoring services, patients can cut down significantly on the number of trips to the doctor’s office and unnecessary hospital stays. Physicians can monitor vital data from afar and still keep track of important information without the patient having to appear in person at the facility. What’s more, virtual health solutions ensure easier access to doctors, which enhances interaction.

Device failure can be identified early

So what is the failure rate for pacemakers? The US FDA finds that to be 0.46%. Well, pacemakers are meant to be extremely reliable, otherwise, they won’t be the life-saving devices they are today. While the risk of pacemaker failure is usually very low, and the cases far and few in between, you cannot altogether sweep the odds of that happening under the rag.

A few of the triggers for pacemaker failure include: 

  • Electromagnetic interference from adjacent equipment 
  • Wire fractures or breaks in the insulation wires
  • Worn-out battery
  • Conditional changes that require pacemaker resetting 

Now any of these causes can be circumvented with cardiac implant monitoring services. For instance, these can help detect clinical changes early which will indicate as and when pacemaker reprogramming is necessary. What’s more, remote 24/7 monitoring with high diagnostic yields such as those we offer can get around device malfunctions ahead of time, while the patient awareness program it offers will enforce best practices that will safeguard the device’s proper functioning.

Reduction in readmissions 

According to our findings here at Techindia, cardiac implant monitoring services can help patients lower recurrent admission rates by up to 18%, device make and type notwithstanding. 

In addition to our research, a Lancet Study finds even more improved odds. It featured more than 550 patients over 18 months, and it emerged that remote cardiac monitoring realized a 33% reduction in heart failure readmissions.  

This benefit comes as a ripple effect of the early detection of device problems and physiological changes, which enables the care provider to take action before it reaches the point that the patient requires hospitalization. Patients are unable to hide worsening symptoms from their doctors. 

Additionally, when paired with post-discharge, telehealth solutions, these services can help to continually educate patients so they avoid habits that would land them in hot water with their hearts. 

As a result of reduced hospitalizations, patients can: 

  • Spend more time with family and loved ones at home
  • Reduce hospital costs that crop up with each admission
  • Realize better satisfaction and the improved quality of care 

Hospitals, on the other hand, can recoup the revenue they lose daily to hospitalization from paid manhours. So there’s something in it for every side. 

Improved long-term survival rates

Cardiac implant monitoring services can improve the patient’s odds of leading a longer and healthier life. That’s primarily because the doctor will never miss an event. With these services, data is captured from the patient’s device during both unscheduled and scheduled transitions in real-time.

This makes a huge difference as opposed to some systems which don’t transmit as the event is unfolding, which leads to a delay in care. And when it comes to arrythmias, every second counts. 

Additionally, minor events can be missed by the patients themselves, as these devices have self-correcting capabilities to counter arrythmias and irregular heart rates. Monitoring ensures that even such minor events that may have future repercussions come to the fore, even when the individual remains unaware of said events. Overall, this improves the quality of life. 

Turn to TechIndia for the best pacemaker monitoring services

Does your facility need to outsource its cardiac implant monitoring services or do you require these services as a patient? With over 15 years of experience, our company is a reliable and proven pacemaker monitoring company. We have expertise handling implants and pacemakers across several brands, while we also provide extra support for billing, education, scheduling, and troubleshooting, among others. Whether you require backing on a long or short-term basis, TechIndia is the best way to go.  Aside from ensuring better time management and improved long-term survival rates, our services can realize up to $3,700 cost savings per patient. Schedule a call now to learn more. 


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