Case Report on the Utilization of mHealth-Based Smartphone ECG for Early Detection and Management of Atrial Septal Defect

Author(s): Yogendra Singh, CB Pandey, Shashank Pandey, Nitin Chandola, Deekhsha Agarwal

Atrial septal defects (ASDs) constitute congenital cardiac anomalies characterized by abnormal communication between the atria, often necessitating prompt intervention to prevent potential complications. This case report elucidates the utilization of mHealth-based smartphone electrocardiography (ECG) in facilitating the early detection of ASDs, thereby enabling timely intervention and favorable patient outcomes. A 63-year-old individual presented with mild dyspnea and an irregular pulse, prompting evaluation with a mHealth-based smartphone ECG device. Sinus rhythm with ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) was detected, leading to further diagnostic assessment and subsequent diagnosis of an ASD. Prompt consultation with a cardiologist and procedural intervention ensued, resulting in successful ASD closure and favorable post-procedural outcomes. Follow-up assessments confirmed the efficacy of mHealthbased smartphone ECG in facilitating early ASD detection and guiding therapeutic management. This case underscores the potential of mHealth based 12 lead ECG technologies in enhancing cardiac care by expediting diagnostic processes, enabling timely intervention, and improving patient prognosis in cases of cardiac anomalies like ASDs.

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