Wearables could transform monitoring and outcome assessment for vascular interventions


Health technology solutions—such as mobile apps and wearables—can play a huge role in activity tracking and assessing the outcomes of peripheral vascular interventions, says Ronald L Dalman (Stanford, USA), president-elect of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). Down the road, the SVS plans a branded mobile activity tracker, and Dalman notes that such tools may also be used in the future to measure aneurysm diameter, or look for evidence of stroke when patients are asleep. Still, accuracy, expense, appropriateness, privacy, reliability, reproducibility and “those types of issues” will be a concern, he states.

Dalman spoke to Vascular News at the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM; 12–15 June 2019, National Harbor, USA).


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