Digital Health and the Care of the Patient With Arrhythmia: What Every Electrophysiologist Needs to Know

Khaldoun G. Tarakji*, Jennifer Silva, Lin Y. Chen, Mintu P. Turakhia, Marco Perez, Zachi I. Attia, Rod Passman, Adrienne Boissy, David J. Cho, Maulik Majmudar, Neil Mehta, Elaine Y. Wan, Mina Chung

*Corresponding author for this work

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The field of cardiac electrophysiology has been on the cutting edge of advanced digital technologies for many years. More recently, medical device development through traditional clinical trials has been supplemented by direct to consumer products with advancement of wearables and health care apps. The rapid growth of innovation along with the mega-data generated has created challenges and opportunities. This review summarizes the regulatory landscape, applications to clinical practice, opportunities for virtual clinical trials, the use of artificial intelligence to streamline and interpret data, and integration into the electronic medical records and medical practice. Preparation of the new generation of physicians, guidance and promotion by professional societies, and advancement of research in the interpretation and application of big data and the impact of digital technologies on health outcomes will help to advance the adoption and the future of digital health care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E007953
JournalCirculation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020


  • arrhythmia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • big data
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • electrophysiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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