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The Clinical Value of Heart Rate Monitoring Using an Apple Watch

Karmen, Carol L., MD*; Reisfeld, Michael A., MD; McIntyre, Matthew K., BA; Timmermans, Robert, MD*; Frishman, William, MD*

doi: 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000243
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Public interest in health monitoring devices has increased with the availability of wearable technologies or wearables such as the Apple Watch. These devices are collecting health data that may be useful to health professionals. Most studies to date have been conducted with a limited sample size and with healthy subjects. Recent studies have suggested the usefulness of long-term cardiac monitoring to reveal atrial fibrillation and prevent cryptogenic stroke. Wearable devices may become useful in cardiac monitoring, and further studies are needed.

From the *Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Medical Student, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.

Disclosure: The authors have no conflicts of interest to report.

Correspondence: Carol L. Karmen MD, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, 20 Sunshine Cottage Road, Valhalla, New York 10595. E-mail:carol_karmen@nymc.edu.

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