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Acute myocardial infarction revealed by recurrent ventricular tachyarrhythmias detected by remote monitoring


Remote monitoring (RM) of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) represented a major improvement in clinical practice and has been used with multiple indications. Many parameters monitored on a daily basis by current CIED can indeed assist in clinical practice (eg, decompensated heart failure) by providing the patient with optimal timing for anticipated outpatient visit or urgent medical care. Recognition of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is not usually considered among the capabilities of RM. We present the case of an AMI occurring without any ischaemic symptoms but associated with recurrent ventricular tachyarrhythmias effectively treated by multiple interventions of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator and promptly detected by RM personnel, who recommended the patient to quickly access to the emergency department where diagnosis and revascularization of an otherwise untreated myocardial infarction was performed.

  • Arrhythmias
  • Pacing and electrophysiology

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