The use of smartwatch electrocardiogram beyond arrhythmia detection

Marc Strik*, Sylvain Ploux, Daniel Weigel, Joske van der Zande, Anouk Velraeds, Hugo Pierre Racine, F. Daniel Ramirez, Michel Haïssaguerre, Pierre Bordachar

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The adoption of wearables in medicine has expanded worldwide with a rapidly growing number of consumers and new features capable of real-time monitoring of health parameters such as the ability to record and transmit a single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). Smartwatch ECGs are increasingly used but current smartwatches only screen for atrial fibrillation (AF). Most of the literature has focused on analyzing the smartwatch ECG accuracy for the detection of AF or other tachycardias. As with the conventional ECG, this tool may be used for many more purposes than only detection of AF. The objectives of this review are to describe the published literature regarding the accuracy and clinical value of recording a smartwatch ECG in other situations than diagnosis of tachycardia and discuss possible techniques to optimize the diagnostic yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-180
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number3
Early online date2 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024


  • n/a OA procedure
  • ECG
  • Ichemia
  • Smartwatch
  • Wearable
  • Bradycardia

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