Journal article

Evaluating patient attitudes and barriers towards smart technology for cardiac monitoring: Results from a prospective multicentre study

AN Koshy, J Ko, JK Sajeev, K Rajakariar, L Roberts, J Cooke, AW Teh

BMJ Innovations | Published : 2019


ObjectivesRemote assessment of heart rate and rhythm using smart technology (ST) holds promise in screening and monitoring of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, patient engagement is paramount to the success of ST interventions.MethodsWe assessed the attitudes and potential barriers towards ST for arrhythmia monitoring in an elderly, multimorbidity cohort. Consecutive inpatients were recruited across three hospitals and administered a standardised survey regarding attitudes towards ST for arrhythmia detection.ResultsOf 363 participants (median age 68 years (IQR: 55–80 years), mean CHA2DS2VASC score 3±2), 68.9% were interested in ST for cardiac monitoring. Those with underlying AF (n=112) and..

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