Mobile health and cardiac arrhythmias: Patient self-management in digital care pathways

Jeroen M. Hendriks, Marieke D. Spreeuwenberg, Dominik Linz

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The use of technology in cardiovascular care has emerged significantly over the last decade. This includes telemedicine and cardiac monitoring devices to remotely monitor and manage cardiac conditions, as well as the use of activity trackers and educational applications to support a healthy lifestyle and to activate and support patients in self-management of their condition. The COVID-19 global pandemic accelerated the uptake of these technologies, given that numerous interventions and models of care delivery were converted from face-to-face into virtual and remote models of care using digital healthcare solutions. Patient roles have changed from passively receiving treatment, to actively being involved in their care process, treatment decisions and being an active member of the treatment team.1 Co-design methodologies are required to develop novel approaches incorporating the aims and requirements from the perspective of healthcare professionals but equally important, the needs, values, and preferences of the patients involved in this....
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-632
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • telemedicine
  • cardiac monitoring devices
  • mobile care
  • digital health
  • arrhythmias


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