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Table 8 Clinical events identified during patient follow-up

From: Fully digital data processing during cardiovascular implantable electronic device follow-up in a high-volume tertiary center

  Manual data processing (n = 126) Fully digital data processing (n = 265) p value
Ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation episodes (n; %) 20 (16) 62 (23) 0.088a
Ongoing ventricular tachycardia (n; %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.0b
Ongoing supraventricular tachycardia (including AF), requiring immediate attention (n; %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.0b
Change of medication required owing to cardiac conditions (n; %) 2 (2) 12 (5) 0.24b
Change of medication required owing to non-cardiac conditions (n; %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.0b
In-depth discussion with patient (n; %) 9 (7) 11 (4) 0.21a
Evaluation of system upgrade from pacemaker to ICD (n; %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.0b
Evaluation of system upgrade from pacemaker/ICD to CRT (n; %) (n; %) 0 (0) 1 (< 1) 1.0b
Evaluation of system downgrade (n; %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.0b
  1. ICD implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  2. aChi-square test (two-tailed test)
  3. bFisher’s exact test (two-tailed test)