Finally, Fitbit is Medically Useful: Once at Least
US doctors recently used pulse-rate information recorded by a Fitbit to decide how to treat a patient Having a heart attack.
Wrist activity trackers such as Fitbits have had a mixed reception by the medical profession, with some doctors claiming they have little clinical use.
But a recent case in a New Jersey emergency department has shown that wearable health devices can provide doctors with crucial information at critical moments.
The case, reported in Annals of Emergency Medicine, involved a 42-year-old man with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation.
The patient arrived at the emergency department 20 minutes after having a seizure. He was treated with diltiazem on scene, after ER medical staff detected an irregular pulse rate… Read More>>
Source: Felicity Nelson via Medical Republic