Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large U.S. study

“(Reuters) – The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc Researchers hope the technology can assist in early detection of atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heart beat” writes Midwest Communications Inc for A third of those whose watches detected an irregular pulse were confirmed to have atrial fibrillation using the ECG technology, researchers said.Some 84 percent of the irregular pulse notifications were later confirmed to have been AF episodes, data showed.

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