Study finds Ap­ple Watch could spot heart prob­lem

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

A huge study sug­gests the Ap­ple Watch 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.

More than 419,000 Ap­ple Watch users signed up for the study, mak­ing it the largest ever to ex­plore screen­ing seem­ingly healthy peo­ple for atrial fib­ril­la­tion.

Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity re­searchers re­ported Satur­day that the watch didn’t panic flocks of peo­ple, warn­ing just half a per­cent of par­tic­i­pants that they might have a prob­lem.

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