Smart wearables for cardiac monitoring—real-world use beyond atrial fibrillation

David Duncker, Wern Yew Ding, Susan Etheridge, Peter A. Noseworthy, Christian Veltmann, Xiaoxi Yao, T. Jared Bunch, Dhiraj Gupta

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The possibilities and implementation of wearable cardiac monitoring beyond atrial fibrillation are increasing continuously. This review focuses on the real-world use and evolution of these devices for other arrhythmias, cardiovascular diseases and some of their risk factors beyond atrial fibrillation. The management of nonatrial fibrillation arrhythmias represents a broad field of wearable technologies in cardiology using Holter, event recorder, electrocardiogram (ECG) patches, wristbands and textiles. Implementation in other patient cohorts, such as ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), heart failure or sleep apnea, is feasible and expanding. In addition to appropriate accuracy, clinical studies must address the validation of clinical pathways including the appropriate device and clinical decisions resulting from the surrogate assessed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2539
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2021


  • Arrhythmia
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Digital health
  • Heart failure
  • Mobile health
  • Remote monitoring
  • Wearables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biochemistry


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