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Apple Watch monitoring features for AFib, Parkinson’s cleared by FDA

Apple Watch already features an electrocardiogram that alerts wearers to signs of irregular heart rhythms that could potentially indicate they have AFib. The feature offers wearers a route to the detection of the cardiac condition but does nothing to help them manage their condition after they have received a formal diagnosis. Apple now has filled that gap.

“We hear from so many of you who have received an atrial fibrillation alert and sought potentially life saving care,” Sumbul Ahmad Desai, Apple’s VP of health, said at a company event. “So, we also wanted to offer support once you’ve been diagnosed. When living with this condition, it’s important to understand the time you spend in AFib because it may relate to your risk of serious complications such as stroke.” read more