IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine

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Accuracy of the Apple Watch 4 to Measure Heart Rate in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Wearable wrist-monitors offer an unobtrusive way to acquire heart rate data in an efficient manner. Previous work in this field has focused on studying healthy subjects during exercise but has yet to assess the efficacy of these devices in patients... Read more
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Screening for Atrial Fibrillation during Automatic Blood Pressure Measurements
Atrial fibrillation (Afib) contributes significantly to overall cardiovascular risk. Widespread screening for Afib in primary care is sometimes performed by palpation, but suffers from low accuracy and is dependent on clinician experience. Algorithms implemented on oscillometric blood pressure devices can... Read more
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Novel Quantitative Analytical Approaches for Rotor Identification and Associated Implications for Mapping
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in humans, which is believed to be maintained by rapid reentry sources (rotors). One treatment option is catheter ablation, which targets the tissue responsible for the AF initiation and maintenance,... Read more
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The Effects of Radiofrequency or Cryothermal Ablation on Biomechanical Properties of Isolated Human or Swine Cardiac Tissues
Changes in cardiac tissue properties following the application of various ablation modalities may lead to the development of an array of associated complications. The application of either radiofrequency (RF) or cryothermal ablations will alter the biomechanical properties of various cardiac... Read more
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Assessing the relative integrity of formed cardiac linear lesions by recording both focal monophasic action potentials and contact forces: a technical brief
The use of therapeutic ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation has become a mainstay in the treatment of this disease, yet often these individuals require multiple procedures. In other words, successful first time treatments are impacted by challenges including the... Read more