Wearables could transform monitoring and outcome assessment for vascular interventions

Health technology solutions—such as mobile apps and wearables—can play a huge role in activity tracking and assessing the outcomes of peripheral vascular interventions, says Ronald L Dalman (Stanford, USA), president-elect of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). Down the road, the SVS plans a branded mobile activity tracker, and Dalman notes that such tools may also be used in the future to measure aneurysm diameter, or look for evidence of stroke when patients are asleep. Still, accuracy, expense, appropriateness, privacy, reliability, reproducibility and “those types of issues” will be a concern, he states.

Dalman, Ronald

Dr. Dalman has served as a faculty member of Stanford Surgery since 1992, his clinical interests include management of aortic diseases and lower extremity circulatory disorders, including limb salvage. He is a member of the Vascular Surgery Board and American Board of Surgery.

In July 2019 he was appointed President Elect of the Society for Vascular Surgery.

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