The Apple Watch has come a long way since the first model was released. Over the years Apple has refined its hardware and added new health sensors, and now it seems it has been improved to the point that the Apple Watch could potentially be used to detect multiple types of arrhythmias.
This is evident from the Apple-Stanford Medicine Apple Heart Study, which found that the EKG monitor in the Apple Watch Series 4 can detect a wide variety of arrhythmia types, more than originally thought.
To strangers, an arrhythmia is when your heart beats unevenly, when patients have reported that it feels like their heart is skipping a beat, or is beating too fast or too slowly. Sometimes you may not really feel it either, and you may experience other symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath, or tiredness.
While the Apple Watch is not intended as a diagnostic tool, warning you early about possible heart problems could save their lives as people might get an exam earlier before it’s too late. There have been tons of stories in the past about how the Apple Watch alerted its wearers to heart problems and saved a number of lives in the process.
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