The advancement of remote or mobile technologies over the last 15 years has changed our lives beyond all comprehension. The evolution of the remote monitoring of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), in particular, has seen a paradigm shift in technology, from the original analogue phone remote monitors with their induction loop headers, to the radio frequency (RF) devices we often see in use today. This short review charts the experience with remote CIED monitoring in a district general hospital, and focuses on the role and work patterns of cardiac physiologists in service provision.

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