Remote monitoring of implantable defibrillators is associated with fewer inappropriate shocks and reduced time to medical assessment in a remote and rural area
Kara Callum, Claudia Graune, Elizabeth Bowman, Edward Molden, Stephen J Leslie, Department of Cardiology, NHS Highland, Inverness IV2 3UJ, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Callum K wrote the first draft; all authors were involved in data collection and contributed to the final submission.
Institutional review board statement: This study was given Caldicott approval by the director of Public Health, NHS Highland.
Informed consent statement: Patients are not required to sign informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: None.
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Corresponding author: Stephen J Leslie, BSc, FRCP, MBChB, PhD, Professor, Department of Cardiology, NHS Highland, Old Perth Road, Inverness IV2 3UJ, United Kingdom. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: June 8, 2020
Peer-review started: June 8, 2020
First decision: October 21, 2020
Revised: January 13, 2021
Accepted: March 8, 2021
Article in press: March 8, 2021
Published online: March 26, 2021