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Apple Watch's new ECG feature already saves life

True, Apple has announced three new iPhones, a new MacBook Air and the new iPad Pro this year, but the…

True, Apple has announced three new iPhones, a new MacBook Air and the new iPad Pro this year, but the most important key product is Apple Watch Series 4. It was only last night that Apple turned on The watch’s electrocardiogram function, and it seems already to save lives.

Redditor u / edentel uploaded his experience today after receiving a warning on his Apple Watch indicating that he may have atrial fibrillation &#821

1; avib too short – and decided to go to the doctor. The doctor confirmed the reading of the clock and said “this probably saved you.”

The post is worth reading in its entirety, but here’s the core:

“I did the night and tried it. Strong. Abnormal speed messages. Ran the EKG app and came back afib. Well … glitchy firmware.

My wife wakes up and I put it on her. Common. Common. I avib. Try the other wrist, try the wrist on the bottom. afib warns.

Ok. So go to the patient first. The car park is full and I’ll blow it off and drive home. Watch the clock again, afib again.

Nice to go in and sign in. They ask what’s wrong and I’m embarrassed. “Okay, there’s a new clock function … .hahaha … .I’m stupid, but can we check this?”

I did not know this comment was a supermarket course for Patient First I’m right back and connected. Technicians look on the screen saying “I’ll get the doctor”

The doctor is coming in, watching the screen, watching me say, “You’re going to buy Apple stock. This probably saved you. I read about last night and thought we would see a boost this week. I did not expect the first thing this morning. “

Apple Watch is the first ECG device with FDA approval for consumers (which is not the same as being FDA-approved. It gives people access to important cardiac health data without having to read a doctor first.

It will not be replaced and goes to the doctor. The basic ECG can not detect all the conditions that a medical degree can – but it’s still a remarkable feature that I hope is approaching other smartwatches soon.

It’s this kind of feature which reminds me that technology can be a force for the better. It is estimated that Afib affects 2 to 3 percent of Europeans and North Americans, considering how many Americans avoid going to the doctor in first place because of high costs, I expect that many similar stories will pop up in the weeks and months.

If you have an Apple Watch Series 4, you can read more about how to use commits ECG function of our posts here.

Via 9to5Mac [1 9659017] Published December 8, 2018 – 00:02 UTC

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