Research Article

Telephone monitoring of patients with pacemakers in the west of Scotland.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981; 283 doi: (Published 11 July 1981) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981;283:127
  1. G B Shaw,
  2. A L Evans,
  3. G M Brewster,
  4. B M Groden,
  5. W R Murdoch


    A regional telephone pacemaker follow-up service has been established in the west of Scotland. Medical care is provided by clinics at district general hospitals in Ayrshire, and the pacemaker signals are transmitted by telephone from these clinics to a pacemaker centre in Glasgow. The success of the pilot project in Ayrshire will allow expansion of the service to include hospitals in other areas of the west of Scotland. The scheme is carefully monitored to ensure that patients with pacemakers receive adequate attention with a minimum of inconvenience.