Reduced free-living activity levels in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients

Pulm Circ. Jan-Mar 2019;9(1):2045894018814182. doi: 10.1177/2045894018814182. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Abstract

We conducted a survey of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients and healthy controls who use either a smartphone or wearable fitness device that tracks daily step count. We found that PAH patients have markedly reduced activity levels compared to controls, after controlling for confounders.

Keywords: accelerometry; smartphone; wearable electronic devices.