Curtis Leads Study that Finds Smartphone App Useful Tool for Heart Monitoring

Updated May 19, 2016

A new UB study has found that a new smartphone app, which allows doctors to monitor heart palpitations without requiring patients to carry heavy devices attached to electrodes on their bodies, records data just as well as event monitors and makes it easier for patients to comply.

“We showed that we can do as well with the app as with the event monitors,” said senior author and UB Distinguished Professor Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine.