How Afib Patients Get Care Using Digital Devices and Telehealth
Featuring cardiac electrophysiologist Khaldoun Tarakji, MD, MPH, FHRS
Doctors have increasingly turned to telehealth to deliver care because of the pandemic. Many of you have told us you aren’t going to the doctor’s office for tests and monitoring as often as you once did. Consumer devices can help fill that void, allowing you and your doctor to monitor and manage your afib and your health.
In our recent webinar with Dr. Turakhia in the Get Back to Care Webinar Series, we talked about the plethora of digital devices and tools for afib patients. In our next webinar, we’ll talk about how to leverage them for telehealth visits and in receiving care from your doctors.
We’re happy to announce the next webinar in the series:
How Afib Patients Get Care Using Digital Devices and Telehealth, which features cardiac electrophysiologist Khaldoun Tarakji, MD, MPH, FHRS of the Cleveland Clinic. There, he is the founder and Director of the Heart, Vascular, and Thoracic Institute Center for Digital Health Technologies and Telemedicine. As an international digital health leader, he has pioneered the adoption of smart devices to enhance cardiovascular patients’ care.
We hope this webinar will help guide you in the effective use of digital tools to partner with your doctor and other healthcare professionals.
In this webinar, you will learn what afib patients should know about using digital devices with their doctors for getting care, including:
- How to most effectively use telehealth/telemedicine with your doctor (including during the pandemic).
- How to successfully use wearables to partner with your doctor.
- The roles of these devices in telehealth, such as diagnosing, managing, and following up after ablation.
- What patients can reasonably request from their doctors regarding these devices.
- The role this technology plays related to COVID-19.
- Whether digital devices play a role with other arrhythmias that afib patients may have.
It’s likely that digital tools and telehealth will continue to be prevalent long after the pandemic with these changes becoming permanent. We want to give you the information you need to partner as effectively as possible with your doctor.