Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death in the world, however, in the case of coronary artery disease, most of these deaths are preventable through lifestyle modification, reduction of risk factors and involvement of each patient in the surveillance of his condition. The current dynamism on the health technology market makes access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), increasingly accessible to the population, including wearable devices capable of evaluating vital signs. Understanding the perspectives of healthcare professionals in the use of these technologies in clinical settings for surveillance and promotion of the health status of patients with coronary heart disease may help to bring technological advances in health ICTs closer to the expectations of clinical practice. After two sessions of focus groups, we present the results obtained from four professional groups: Nurses, Cardiac Physiologists, Physiotherapists and Physicians.
Sobreiro, Pedro and Oliveira, Abílio, "ICT and management of coronary artery disease from the perspective of health professionals" (2019). CAPSI 2019 Proceedings. 15.