ACCEL Lite: Doc, My Watch Says I Have AF: Integrating Consumer-Facing Device Findings into Clinical Care

Wearable devices that can record your pulse or heart rhythm can be handy for tracking your fitness – but can you really use them to diagnose an irregular heartbeat? Maybe, and it depends on who you are. These devices are great and have many benefits, but there are some things you need to know.

In this interview, Dr Jessica Orchard MPH, PhD, and Dhanunjaya “DJ” Lakkireddy MBBS, FACC, discuss the integration of consumer-facing device findings into clinical care.

Related References:

  1. Brandes A, Stavrakis S, Freedman B, Antoniou S, Boriani G, Camm AJ, Chow CK, Ding E, Engdahl J, Gibson MM, Golovchiner G, Glotzer T, Guo Y, Healey JS, Hills MT, Johnson L, Lip GYH, Lobban T, Macfarlane PW, Marcus GM, McManus DD, Neubeck L, Orchard J, Perez MV, Schnabel RB, Smyth B, Steinhubl S, Turakhia MP. Consumer-Led Screening for Atrial Fibrillation: Frontier Review of the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration. Circulation 2022; 146: 1461-1474.
  2. Orchard JJ, Neubeck L, Orchard JW, Puranik R, Raju H, Freedman B, La Gerche A, Semsarian C. ECG-based cardiac screening programs: Legal, ethical, and logistical considerations. Heart Rhythm 2019; 16: 1584-1591. Orchard J. Should you really use your smartwatch or fitness wearable to monitor your heart? The Conversation, November 9, 2022:

Clinical Topics: Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Prevention, Pulmonary Hypertension and Venous Thromboembolism, Sports and Exercise Cardiology

Keywords: ACCELLite, Atrial Fibrillation

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