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To the Editor,
We also should think about people who have been recently diagnosed with heart conditions and becoming emotional, scared1 or feeling that they should watch their pulse rate and the work of their hearts to detect any changes. Such obsession might force them to get Apple Watch Series 4 to monitor their hearts. However, the watch might exaggerate their negative feelings and their anxiety. They might become unable to fight these negative feelings and the watch exaggerates their anxiety. I am not talking about a small group but a good number of patients with heart conditions. We need to explore this area and the negative impacts of this innovation on these patients.
Davies SJ, Allgulander C. Anxiety and cardiovascular disease. Mod Trends Pharmacopsychiatry. 2013;29:85-97. doi: 10.1159/000351945.
No competing interests
07 January 2019
Samy A. Azer
Professor of Medical Education
King Saud University
College of Medicine, Curriculum Development and Research Unit, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia