Study Show Apple Watch Helps Discover Heart Disease

A study funded by Apple shows that Apple Watch can detect irregular heartbeats helping users to get help early.

Researchers in the study expect the technology can help to detect early atrial fibrillation, one of the most common types of irregular heartbeat. Patients with this disease are 5 times at risk for stroke.

400,000 Apple Watch users involved in this study, the results of which were presented at the American College of Cardiology in New Orleans, USA. [Reuters]

As many as 2,000 people, or 0.5 percent, were notified by Apple Watch that their heartbeat was irregular.

They were then asked to use ECG to detect atrial fibrillation.

One-third of users who use the ECG are confirmed to have impaired atrial fibrillation.

"Doctors can use the information and then combine it with examinations, so they can make decisions about what to do," Dr. Marco Perez from Stanford School of Medicine, one of the chief researchers in the study.

Study Show Apple Watch Helps Discover Heart Disease Study Show Apple Watch Helps Discover Heart Disease Reviewed by TechCinema on 3/20/2019 Rating: 5