HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS/ACC/AHA Worldwide Practice Update for Telehealth and Arrhythmia Monitoring During and After a Pandemic
June 11, 2020—The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), the Latin American Heart Rhythm Society (LAHRS), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American Heart Association (AHA) have partnered to address the strategies for telehealth and arrhythmia monitoring during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The document focuses on the practical aspects of using telemedicine for management of patients with arrhythmias and/or receiving treatment with potentially arrhythmogenic pharmacotherapies directed to COVID-19. It addresses novel applications of wireless and wearable technologies in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and the role of telehealth as a mode of outpatient care. The implications for post-pandemic electrophysiology practice are discussed, specifically how digital health may facilitate and play an increasing role in the care of patients with arrhythmias in everyday practice.