​“In my subspecialty where I implant pacemakers and internal defibrillators,  I foresee the use of point-of-care technology, where patients use hand-held wireless devices to perform regular pacemaker and internal defibrillator checks on themselves.   The information will be remotely transmitted, which will be received and read by allied health professionals.

These patients can thus have their follow-ups from the comfort of their homes.   Similarly, patients with palpitations will be able to utilise off-the-shelf devices to record their abnormal heart rhythms for diagnosis and monitoring.”


Assoc Prof Ching Chi Keong
Senior Consultant,
Department of Cardiology
National Heart Centre Singapore

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