Dr. Perin Says Apps Can Help Patients Detect Fibrillation Earlier
Dr. Emerson Perin was quoted by Everyday Health as an expert on the role of apps in the management of atrial fibrillation.
“Apps can help alert patients to changes in their heart rate that may indicate a looming problem. For example, when the heart beats irregularly, it can form blood clots. In the case of atrial fibrillation, the earlier you detect an issue, the more likely the condition can be successfully treated to prevent an event such as a stroke,” says Emerson Perin, MD, a cardiologist and medical director at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.