Doctor, can I trust my new watch for heart rate and ECG recording?

In this short video , I go over the technology available to patients to monitor their heart rate and take ECG recordings. I outline the evidence regarding their reliability and how they might impact clinical practice. I also talk about the new technology on the horizon.
Doctor, can I trust my new watch for heart rate and ECG recording?

Smartwatches and other wearable technology which can provide heart rate readings have become increasingly popular and clinicians are seeing with increased frequency patients concerned about the numbers they are getting.

Here I give an overview of the devices available and which ones can be trusted for heart rate recording and which cannot, based on evidence from research.

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Go to the profile of Stephen Mort
about 1 year ago

Excellent overview. Thank you.