The Dr. Leigh Vinocur Show
About This Show
Host, Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD, approaches the topics on ER 101 from her perspective as an emergency room physician. Expert guests from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) join Dr. Leigh to discuss weekly news, healthcare and pop culture health issues, as well as how to keep you and your family safe in an unsafe world.
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Can Your Fitness Tracker Save Your Life in the ER?
Apr 8 16
Your fitness tracker may be able to save your life in the emergency room. Changes in your heart rate from your tracker can provide doctors with valuable information.A healthy man with a history of seizures forgot to take his medicine one morning. He had a seizure at work, and his blood pressure was high when the ambulance arrived to retrieve him. Using his Fitbit, emergency physicians were able to spot when his atrial fibrulation was triggered and treat him for the condition. If you use a Fitbit, be sure to sync it with your phone so the information is stored in the cloud. This will make the tracked history more accessible. Listen in as Dr. Monika Smith shares with Dr. Leigh Vinocur what happened in the ER that day.