Wearable devices for cardiac arrhythmia detection: a new contender?
Jithin K Sajeev, Anoop N Koshy, Andrew W Teh
INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2019
There has been increased consumer uptake of smart devices and wearable technology. They facilitate non-invasive, ambulatory assessment of numerous cardiac indices, including the heart rate and rhythm. Several studies have reported on the utility and deficiencies of these devices in identifying and monitoring cardiac arrhythmias. The rapid uptake of these consumer devices has the potential to generate vast amounts of biometric data. This coupled with gaps in knowledge pertaining to the optimal management of conditions such as sub clinical atrial fibrillation, may result in unnecessary and expensive downstream testing. An improved understanding of this nascent field by the clinician is vital.
This research received no specific project grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. J. K. Sajeev is the recipient of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. A. N. Koshy is the recipient of a Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), National Heart Foundation of Australia and The Royal Australasian College of Physicians CRB Blackburn Scholarship. A. W. Teh is the recipient of an Early Career Fellowship from the NHMRC.