Internal Medicine (East Africa); Family Medicine (East Africa)
Smartwatches like the Apple Watch have been on the rise worldwide and their use is gaining popularity in developing countries. Their ability to detect dysrhythmias is well documented. Present practice discourages the use of these devices as a diagnostic tool. Nevertheless, atypical findings from these devices should be clinically investigated. This case demonstrates an eventual diagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) based on an Apple watch alert which was subsequently confirmed by electrophysiological evaluation.
International Medical Case Reports Journal
(2021). Smart Watch Detection of Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT): First Case from Tanzania. International Medical Case Reports Journal, 2021(14), 563-566.
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