Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem but More Research Needed

  • A huge study suggests the can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps.
  • “This study we believe provides very encouraging evidence that a device, the Apple Watch, can be used to detect a-fib and to point out to people when additional monitoring or testing may be needed,” said Dr. Lloyd Minor, Stanford’s dean of medicine.
  • The latest version of the Apple Watch also allows wearers to push a button to take an EKG and share the reading with doctors.

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