Innovations in Implantable Cardiac Monitoring in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond









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This webinar will focus on the use of implantable cardiac monitors (ICMs) for the detection of cardiac arrhythmias. We will be sharing our experience of the organisation and coordination of remote monitoring which was a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, you will hear about the latest developments in ICMs and the first experience with this new technology in clinical practice: e.g. remote programming, Bluetooth communication with the patient’s smartphone and Reveal LINQ Mobile Manager programmer.

Performed By:

Thomas Pezawas

Thomas Pezawas

Clare Newbery

Clare Newbery

Moderated By:

Jan Steffel

Jan Steffel

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Welcome and Introductions

Remote monitoring of implantable cardiac monitors: Learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic

Questions and Answers

First experience with the latest innovations in implantable cardiac monitors

Questions and Answers

Summary and Conclusions

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the learnings on remote monitoring for implantable cardiac monitors from the COVID-19 pandemic and how they could also be implemented post-pandemic
  • Learn about the latest innovations in implantable cardiac monitors, how these may lead to clinic efficiency and early arrhythmia diagnosis, and what the early clinical experience is
  • Discuss the use of state-of-the-art implantable cardiac monitors in arrhythmia diagnosis

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists
  • Electrophysiologists
  • Physiologists
  • Cardiac Technicians
  • Cardiac Nurses
  • Healthcare Professionals involved in diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias

Faculty Biographies

Thomas Pezawas

Thomas Pezawas

Professor Thomas Pezawas is a cardiologist at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria and his main areas of interest are syncope and cardiac arrhythmias with special focus on catheter ablation, atrial fibrillation, risk stratification for sudden cardiac death and device therapy. He has European Certifications in catheter ablation and device therapy. He served as European Task Force Member and published international guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, led the Arrhythmia Section of the Austrian Society of Cardiology and is Academic Expert in Health Care Management.

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Clare Newbery

Clare Newbery

Clare Newbery is Lead Physiologist for Cardiac Rhythm Management at University Hospital Southampton, United Kingdom. She specialises in device management and electrophysiology for adult, adult congenital and paediatric patient groups.  She has expertise in remote management of cardiac implantable electronic device patients.

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Jan Steffel

Jan Steffel

Professor Jan Steffel is a Cardiologist and Senior Consultant in Electrophysiology and Devices at the Hirslanden Clinic in Zurich and Professor of Cardiology at the University of Zurich.

He has over 150 publications in international and national journals and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.  He was Associate Editor for the European Heart Journal from 2012 and became Deputy Editor in 2017. He is a member of the Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum (FMH), Swiss Society for General Internal Medicine (SGAIM), Swiss Society for Cardiology (SGK) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Since 2012, Prof Steffel has been involved with the EHRA Certification Committee, which he has been co-chairing with Jens Cosedis Nielsen since 2015. He has co-authored two books on General Cardiology and Anticoagulation, as well as two iOS/Android Applications, each covering 150 multimodal multiple choice questions from the respective fields.

Prof Steffel holds EHRA and IBHRE Certifications in both Invasive Electrophysiology and Cardiac Devices.

His primary research focus is in the field of anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation as well as novel technologies in cardiac devices.  His clinical specialities include:

  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Invasive electrophysiology
  • Pacemaker, ICD, CRT therapy


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