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Impact of wearable devices on clinical outcomes and health care utilisation in AF patients

Summary taken directly from the American College of Cardiology 

Quick Takes

  • Patients with AF who use wearable devices for detection of AF are more than twice as likely to undergo an ablation procedure as comparable patients who do not use a wearable device.
  • There is no evidence that use of wearable devices improves heart rate control in patients with AF.
  • Younger patients are overall more likely to use wearable devices than older patients.

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Full article:

Wang L, Nielsen K, Goldberg J, Brown JR, Rumsfeld JS, Steinberg BA, Zhang Y, Matheny ME, Shah RU. Association of Wearable Device Use With Pulse Rate and Health Care Use in Adults With Atrial Fibrillation. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 May 3;4(5):e215821. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.5821. PMID: 34042996; PMCID: PMC8160588.