Smartwatch-detected atrial fibrillation in the Emergency Department: possible implications and treatment

To the Editor
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is associated with increased risk of stroke and heart failure and is one major determinant of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The risk for developing atrial fibrillation increases with advancing age and the United States prevalence is predicted to increase to 12.1 million by 2030. Thus, prevention, screening, timely detection and diagnosis are global public health priorities.

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Citation

Scquizzato T, Frontera A, Limite LR, Landoni G. Smartwatch-detected atrial fibrillation in the Emergency Department: possible implications and treatment. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2020 Nov 12. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000001131. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33186241.

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