A systematic review of mobile health opportunities for atrial fibrillation detection and management

Astrid N.L. Hermans, Monika Gawalko, Lisa Dohmen, Rachel M.J. van der Velden, Konstanze Betz, Dominique V.M. Verhaert, Nikki A.H.A. Pluymaekers, Jeroen M. Hendriks, Dominik Linz

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Abstract

According to current international guidelines, atrial fibrillation (AF) management should be organized in an integrated care model. One important component of an integrated care model is usage of technology such as mobile health (mHealth), which can engage patients in their treatment and support healthcare professionals (HCPs) to provide comprehensive and personalized diagnostic and therapeutic processes. Therefore, several handheld and wearable devices, mobile platforms, and support systems have been developed to support detection and integrated AF management. However, many of the available mHealth solutions are not clinically validated. Hence, caution is needed in their clinical use. To date, few systematic reviews have performed analyses of diagnostic accuracy of mHealth devices in screening and detecting AF, as well as platforms and applications to empower patients in AF management. However, no systematic review has comprehensively evaluated the impact of the variety of mHealth tools developed for patients with AF and HCPs who manage this condition.

This study aimed to conduct a systematic review of the available published literature on mHealth solutions including handheld and wearable devices as well as mobile platforms and support systems in AF detection and management...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e205-e208
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean journal of preventive cardiology
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Patient care
  • Mobile health
  • Diagnostic processes
  • Therapeutic processes

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