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US study shows Apple Watch helps detect atrial fibrillation

November 14, 2019

Researchers of Stanford University School of Medicine in the US have shown that the wearable technology Apple Watch can identify atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation is a condition of irregular heart rate. Given its elusive and sporadic symptoms, often the condition goes undetected. However, it is considered to be a leading cause of stroke and hospitalisation in the US.

Over 400,000 participants were enrolled in an eight-month-long Apple Heart Study launched through sponsorship by Apple in November 2017.