Letter to the editor to update the article “Remote monitoring for heart failure using implantable devices: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression of randomized controlled trials”

Alexander G. Hajduczok, Samer N. Muallem, Matthew S. Nudy, Ami L. DeWaters, John P. Boehmer

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Our recently published systematic review and meta-analysis of heart failure (HF) remote monitoring using implantable devices (Hajduczok et al. in HF Reviews 1–20, 1) has been updated to reflected new data from the GUIDE-HF trial (Lindenfeld et al. in Lancet 398(10304):991-1001, 2). Data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was assessed to determine the effectiveness of implantable remote monitoring on the improvement of outcomes in HF patients. With the inclusion of the data from 1000 patients followed for 12 months in GUIDE-HF, our conclusions remain unchanged: Compared to standard of care, remote monitoring using implantable devices did not reduce mortality, CV, or HF hospitalizations. However, right ventricular/pulmonary pressure monitoring may reduce HF hospitalizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHeart Failure Reviews
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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