Thursday, May 11, 2017

Study: Apple Watch accurately detects heart problems

A study published today suggests your Apple Watch could help detect and track serious heart conditions. According to CNET, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco worked with the app Cardiogram on the Health eHeart study, gathering cardiovascular data from 6,158 people who used Apple Watches. They tested whether the watches were able to detect the difference between normal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AF). The watches were able to detect AF with 97-percent accuracy. AF can be hard to detect, as symptoms can be as subtle as fatigue or sweating. According to the American Heart Association, 2.7 million…

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