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"Great potential" for using consumer-led wearables to Detect AF

Dr Giuseppe Boriani (Cardiology Division, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy) and colleagues — including AF Association Founder and CEO Mrs Trudie Lobban MBE — report in the European Journal of Internal Medicine that “there is a great potential for appropriate use of consumer-facing wearables/apps for atrial fibrillation screening”. However, they add “it appears that there is a need to better define suitable individuals for screening and an appropriate mechanism for managing positive results before they can be recommended by healthcare professionals”.

Read the full Consumer-led screening for atrial fibrillation using consumer-facing wearables, devices and apps: A survey of health care professionals by AF-SCREEN international collaboration paper here.

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