ECG Stories October 9

When Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 4, American Heart Association president Dr. Ivor Benjamin said that he was inspired by ‘the life-saving potential’ of the device. A paramedic has now chimed in with a detailed look at ‘how the Apple Watch Series 4 will and won’t save lives’ …

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ECG Stories September 27

(See update at the bottom of the piece.)

If you’re in the UK and were wondering how long it might take before Apple is allowed to enable the ECG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4, the news doesn’t look good.

Apple obtained FDA clearance to use the feature in the US just one day before the launch of the Watch, though Apple has not yet enabled it. But despite a study suggesting an accuracy rate of 98% in detecting AFib, Apple may face a much tougher battle in gaining similar clearance in the UK …

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ECG Stories September 19

Apple made a big deal of the ECG functionality of the Apple Watch Series 4, and emphasized that the feature had received FDA clearance.

It’s now being reported that the company was almost unable to do so – having received that clearance just one day before the launch event …

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ECG Stories September 17

Apple just unveiled the Apple Watch Series 4 with support for ECG readings, and now accessory maker AliveCor has announced its own electrocardiogram reader. The company, which has made several iPhone health accessories in the past, says its ECG reader will have 6 leads, compared to the 1 lead Apple Watch.

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Apple made headlines when it announced that the Apple Watch Series 4 offered the ability to take ECG readings, with FDA clearance for the feature. A subsequent report revealed that the device is more than 98% accurate at detecting AFib.

A report today suggests that it could soon be just as easy to obtain a blood pressure reading for an iPhone or Apple Watch, using Apple’s 3D Touch or Force Touch technology …

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ECG Stories September 12

The Apple Watch Series 4 can now take an electrocardiogram (ECG) reading …

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