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Table 1 Sample description of social/demographic and clinical variables

From: Patient satisfaction with remote monitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices: the Valiosa questionnaire

Employment Status (%)Marital Status (%)
Working13.6Single9.5
Homemaker8.9Married75.0
Retired59.2Divorced6.0s
Unemployed2.4Widowed8.3
Disabled16.0Other1.2
Education Level (%)Clinical (%)
None8.1ICD47.8
Primary45.3PM28.6
Secondary12.2CRT23.6
Professional Degree16.9  
Higher17.4  
Risk Factors (%)Heart Disease
Hypertension59.5Ischemic53.4
Hypercholesterolemia53.7Dilated cardiomyopathy (non-ischemic)33.6
History of AFib38.8Valvular6.9
Smoking37.2Brugada syndrome2.3
Diabetes28.1Other6.1
History of renal insufficiency17.4None3.8
History of sudden death8.3  
Stroke8.3  
CareLink use (%)Sex (%)
Experienced76.7Women23.0
First implantation: Naïve21.0Men77.0
Replacement/upgrade: Naïve2.3  
Sample size (N)186  
  1. ICD Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, PM Pacemaker, CRT Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy device