European Cardiology Volume 8 - Issue 2 - Summer 2012

This issue – Volume 8 Issue 2 – examines the relationship between telemonitoring and cardiovascular care. Notably, in heart failure, large randomised trials have failed to demonstrate positive effects of telemonitoring on re-hospitalisation. Here, Andreas Montara examines the possible explanations for the negative results and suggests the need to move towards a new model of telemonitoring, underpinned not only by investments in technologies but most crucially in personnel and organisation.