US Doctor Saves a Person's Life Using Apple Watch

by Iswarya on  June 24, 2019 at 11:41 AM Medical Gadgets
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US doctor saves a person's life by using Apple Watch on his wrist to detect atrial fibrillation, a deadly heart condition.
US Doctor Saves a Person's Life Using Apple Watch
US Doctor Saves a Person's Life Using Apple Watch

Atrial fibrillation, a life-threatening and often undiagnosed condition, can lead to strokes. The condition often remains hidden because many people do not experience symptoms.

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The irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch can check heart rhythms and send a notification if an irregular heart rhythm that appears to be atrial fibrillation (AFib) is identified.

"As a physician, it's much faster to put my #applewatch4 on someone else's wrist to detect disease (A. fib) than finding an ECG machine at a public restaurant! (Indeed, a true #mhealth guardian)," tweeted Tommy Korn MD, and ophthalmologist from San Diego, California.

In the replies to his tweet, Korn said that the person diagnosed with A-fib was later doing fine.

Apple Watch Series 4 is now helping users in the US, Europe, and Hong Kong take an electrocardiogram (ECG) right from their wrist, capturing heart rhythm in a moment when they experience symptoms like a rapid or skipped a heartbeat and helping to provide critical data to physicians.

The key health feature on Apple Watch is yet to arrive in India.

Source: IANS

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