CME: Consumer Wearable Technology for AF Screening, Detection, and Management: Bold, New, and Useful?

Consumer Wearable Technology for AF Screening, Detection, and Management: Bold, New, and Useful?

Consumer Wearable Technology for AF Screening, Detection, and Management: Bold, New, and Useful?
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Here’s how the Heartline trial will study whether early identification, diagnosis, and treatment of atrial fibrillation leads to better outcomes.

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Time to complete: 30-minutes

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  • Overview

    In this activity, the expert faculty discusses why screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) is important to improve AF burden and outcomes in addition to revealing how app-based wearable technology can assist by providing rhythm information over extended time periods. The faculty explain important aspects of the new Heartline study, which uses the Apple watch and an app to investigate whether early identification, diagnosis, and treatment of atrial fibrillation can lead to better patient outcomes.

    Resources found on this page include a Heartline study information and study design guide.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower policy.  The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Host:
    C. Michael Gibson, MD, MS
    Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    CEO and President, Baim Institute and PERFUSE Study Group
    Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Wikidoc.org
    Boston, MA

    Other Research Grant Support: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Apple

    Faculty:
    Rod Passman, MD
    Jules J. Reingold Professor of Electrophysiology
    Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine
    Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
    Chicago, IL

    Consulting Fees: Medtronic, Abbott
    Contracted Research: Pfizer and BMS
    Royalty: Up to Date

    Steve Steinhubl, MD
    Director, Digital Medicine, Scripps Research Translational Institute
    Associate Professor of Genomics, Scripps Research
    Cardiologist, Scripps Clinic
    La Jolla, CA

    Consulting Fees: Janssen, MyoKardia


    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Ben Caref, PhD has nothing to disclose
    • The PIM planners/managers have nothing to disclose.
    • Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower staff involed in this activity have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Discuss why screening for atrial fibrillation is important to improve AF burden and outcomes

    • Describe how app-based wearable technology can assist by providing rhythm information over extended time periods

    • Appreciate the role and current available data of wearable ECG technology using smartphones and watches in the screening, diagnosis, and management of atrial fibrillation

    • Explain the HEARTLINE study and algorithms used in the detection of atrial fibrillation 

  • Target Audience

    This on-line CME activity is targeted to Cardiologists, PCPs, Neurologists, Emergency Medicine, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and other allied healthcare providers who identify and treat atrial fibrillation

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Medtelligence. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

     

    Jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Medtelligence in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medtelligence. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Medtelligence you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

  • Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

    The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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