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June 25, 2022
Science and Medical

Apple Adds Electrodes to Turn Watch into Electrocardiograph

The watch then displays its interpretation of the ECG—either a normal rhythm or atrial fibrillation; the full ECG (those tracings we’re familiar with) can be stored as a PDF on the user’s iPhone and sent to a doctor for further interpretation. The device, reported Apple’s Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams, is certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); he said that it’s the first certified ECG monitor to be sold over the counter, directly to consumers.

Williams brought American Heart Association president Ivor Benjamin to the stage for an endorsement. Benjamin said, “Capturing heart rate data in real time is changing way we practice medicine. People often report symptoms that are absent during medical visits. The ability to access health data on demand is game changing.”

Apple’s Series 4 Watches with built-in ECG capability will sell from US $399 to $499, depending on other features.

Apple Adds Electrodes to Turn Watch into Electrocardiograph
Apple Adds Electrodes to Turn Watch into Electrocardiograph
Science & Medical

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