This collaborative statement from the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology/ Heart Rhythm Society/ European Heart Rhythm Association/ Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society describes the current status of mobile health ("mHealth") technologies in arrhythmia management. The range of digital medical tools and heart rhythm disorders that they may be applied to and clinical decisions that may be enabled are discussed. The facilitation of comorbidity and lifestyle management (increasingly recognized to play a role in heart rhythm disorders) and patient self-management are novel aspects of mHealth. The promises of predictive analytics but also operational challenges in embedding mHealth into routine clinical care are explored.
Keywords: arrhythmias; atrial fibrillation; comorbidities; digital medicine; heart rhythm; mHealth.
This article has been co-published with the permission of Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal, Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, European Heart Journal - Digital Health and Journal of Arrhythmia. All rights reserved. © 2021 The Authors. Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology published by Wiley Periodicals Inc. on behalf of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology / Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of the Heart Rhythm Society / Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. on behalf of the American Heart Association, Inc. / European Heart Journal - Digital Health published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology / Journal of Arrhythmia published by Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd on behalf of the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society and the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society. This article is published under the Creative Commons CC-BY license, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The articles are identical except for minor stylistic and spelling differences in keeping with each journal’s style. Either citation can be used when citing this article.