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AI-equipped Apple Watch Can Detect Irregular Heartbeat and Signs of a Stroke

Source: This story originally appeared on Engadget

The Apple Watch may become a useful tool in detecting an abnormal heartbeat, according to a study by heart rate app-maker Cardiogram and the UCSF Health lab. They determined that the wearable, when paired with neural network algorithms, is 97 percent accurate in detecting paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart rhythm problem. With further work, the Watch and other wearables might help prevent strokes in susceptible patients.

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SOURCE: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/294219

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