The Heart Rhythm Society has announced the publication of the inaugural issue of the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal. The new journal focuses on the emerging field of digital medicine across all areas of cardiology. David McManus (UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, USA) is the journal’s editor-in-chief.
Writing in an editorial in the journal’s opening edition, McManus stated: “As the founding Editor of the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal, I can state, without irony, that despite the obvious challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed upon us, our editorial team views this “interesting” period as the perfect moment to launch onto the international stage and to stake out our claim as being the journal for high-quality cardiovascular digital health research.
“The amount of healthcare innovation, adoption of telemedicine, and digital health policy change over the last 6 months dwarfs that of any prior era. In so many ways, 2020 has been the year when “digital cardiovascular healthcare” became, quite simply, “cardiovascular healthcare.” An interesting time indeed, but also the perfect time to launch a journal focused on publishing the works of global cardiovascular digital health innovators.”
Areas to be covered in the data include big data, clinical and research implementation, impact of digital and mobile technologies, data analytic methodologies and machine learning, and, personalised health, among other topics.
The opening issue contains articles on smartwatches and health anxiety in atrial fibrillation patients, digital health innovation in cardiology, and, atrial fibrillation monitoring with wrist-worn photoplethysmography-based wearables.