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Fitness trackers to monitor heart issues ?

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Is it necessary to monitor and save heart rate data from wearables when there is probability of heart problems based on heredity? how the data from fitness trackers is considered by doctors in fact? I have a lot of relatives with heart and blood pressure problems and searching for effective way to monitor my health.

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replied March 29th, 2017
Heart Disease and Heart Attack Answer A60731
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Blood pressure and cardiac diseases that do not involve ischemia or rhythm issues do not require any such monitoring or record keeping. If there is a rhythm abnormality or history of sudden cardiac death which was not explained then such monitoring may be advised by your cardiologist. An ETT (Exercise Tolerance Test) if normal, would in most cases exclude such a need.

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