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Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Sep;68(3):292-4. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.02.039. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

Interrogation of Patient Smartphone Activity Tracker to Assist Arrhythmia Management.

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1
Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
2
Department of Cardiology, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ.
3
Department of Emergency Medicine, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ.
4
Department of Emergency Medicine, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ. Electronic address: sacchetti1011@gmail.com.

Abstract

A 42-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation of unknown duration. Interrogation of the patient's wrist-worn activity tracker and smartphone application identified the onset of the arrhythmia as within the previous 3 hours, permitting electrocardioversion and discharge of the patient from the ED.

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