Smartwatches Will Lower Healthcare Costs. One Might Have Saved My Father’s Life

Smartwatches Will Lower Healthcare Costs. One Might Have Saved My Father’s Life »

  The irregular heartbeat condition known as atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke, afflicts as many as 6 million Americans, but an estimated 700,000 don’t know they are at risk. I was one of them. For decades, I was unaware that I was living with this potentially deadly condition. Strokes, resulting from a blockage…
Peril and Promise of the Apple Watch 4 ECG: A Guide for Users and Physicians

Peril and Promise of the Apple Watch 4 ECG: A Guide for Users and Physicians »

Apple recently launched the electrocardiogram (ECG) app on the Apple Watch 4, allowing for remote detection of atrial fibrillation. But what does this mean for people with the new smartwatch and the clinicians caring for them? As a clinician, I am excited about this new frontier in digital health, but I am also cautious about its…

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