Monika Gawalko
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Internal medicineRhythmHealth careCardiologyClinical endpointMedical prescriptionSinus rhythmCatheter ablationCardioversionHeart rateAblationAtrial fibrillationmHealthMEDLINEIntegrated careHeart RhythmEmergency departmentManagement of atrial fibrillationTelehealthHeart rhythm disordersHolter ElectrocardiographyAtrial Premature ComplexesOn demandCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)Holter monitoringOutpatient clinicAf ablationRisk factor (computing)Medical emergencyTerm (time)Medicine
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#1Astrid N.L. Hermans (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 5
#2Monika Gawalko (University of Duisburg-Essen)H-Index: 2
Last. Dominik LinzH-Index: 41
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#1Astrid N.L. Hermans (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 5
#2Monika Gawalko (University of Duisburg-Essen)H-Index: 2
Last. Lis Neubeck (Edinburgh Napier University)H-Index: 31
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We aimed to systematically review the available literature on mobile Health (mHealth) solutions, including handheld and wearable devices, implantable loop recorders (ILRs), as well as mobile platforms and support systems in atrial fibrillation (AF) detection and management. This systematic review was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The electronic databases PubMed (NCBI), Embase (Ovid), and Cochrane were sear...
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#1Konstanze Betz (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 1
#2Rachel M.J. van der Velden (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 7
Last. Dominik LinzH-Index: 41
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By applying photoplethysmography (PPG), the camera of the mobile phone can be used to remotely assess heart rate and rhythm, which was widely used in conjunction with teleconsultations within the TeleCheck-AF project during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Herein, we provide an educational, structured, stepwise practical guide on how to interpret PPG signals. A better understanding of PPG recordings is critical for the implementation of this widely available technology into clin...
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#1Astrid N.L. Hermans (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 5
#2Monika Gawalko (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 2
Last. Justin G.L.M. Luermans (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Background The utility of long-term intermittent heart rhythm monitoring after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation remains unclear. Therefore, we compared the efficacy and usability of long-term intermittent (AliveCor Kardia® (ACK)) versus short continuous (Holter) heart rhythm monitoring for the detection of AF recurrences after AF ablation and evaluated ACK accuracy to detect AF. Methods Patients were provided with Holter (for ≥24 h) simultaneously with an ACK (4 weeks) used three times...
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#1Nikki A H A Pluymaekers (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 9
#2Astrid N.L. Hermans (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 5
Last. Dominik Linz (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 41
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During the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, outpatient visits in the atrial fibrillation (AF) clinic of the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+) were transferred into teleconsultations. The aim was to develop anon-demand app-based heart rate and rhythm monitoring infrastructure to allow appropriatmanagement of AF through teleconsultation. In line with the fundamental aspects of integrated care, including actively involving patients in the care process and providing comprehensive car...
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#3Monika Gawalko (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 2
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#1Nikki A H A Pluymaekers (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 9
#2Rachel M.J. van der Velden (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 7
Last. Dominik Linz (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 41
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Recently, we introduced the TeleCheck-AF approach, an on-demand mobile health (mHealth) infrastructure using app-based heart rate and rhythm monitoring for 7 days, to support long-term atrial fibrillation (AF) management through teleconsultation. Herein, we extend the mHealth approach to patients with recent-onset AF at the emergency department (ED). In the proposed TeleWAS-AF approach, on-demand heart rate and rhythm monitoring are used to support a wait-and-see strategy at the ED. All stable p...
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#1Astrid N.L. Hermans (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 5
#2Monika Gawalko (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 2
Last. J.G.L.M. Luermans (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 1
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Background Although novel teleconsultation solutions can deliver remote situations that are relatively similar to face-to-face interaction, remote assessment of heart rate and rhythm as well as risk factors remains challenging in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Hypothesis Mobile health (mHealth) solutions can support remote AF management. Methods Herein, we discuss available mHealth tools and strategies on how to incorporate the remote assessment of heart rate, rhythm and risk factors to...
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#4Monika GawalkoH-Index: 2
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