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Large-Scale Assessment of a Smartwatch to Identify Atrial Fibrillation. NEJM Journal Watch summary, reused with permission from NEJM Group

Optical sensors on wearable devices can detect irregular pulses. The ability of a smartwatch application (app) to identify atrial fibrillation during typical use is unknown.
Participants without atrial fibrillation (as reported by the participants themselves) used a smartphone (Apple iPhone) app to consent to monitoring. If a smartwatchbased irregular pulse notification algorithm identified possible atrial fibrillation, a telemedicine visit was initiated and an electrocardiography (ECG) patch was mailed to the participant, to be worn for up to 7 days.

 

 

 
Código de aprobación: PP-CVP-ECU-0011