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Apple Watch could detect irregular heartbeats - study

A study conducted by Apple Inc. and Stanford University has revealed that the former's Apple Watch may detect irregular heart rhythms, the pair announced on Saturday.

The study enrolled over 400,000 participants from the United States in the largest-ever study of its kind. It evaluated Apple's irregular rhythm notification, which occasionally checked users' heart patterns in the background and sent notifications if they were indicative of atrial fibrillation, a condition that could trigger strokes if left untreated. In addition, participants would receive telehealth consultations with a doctor as well as an electrocardiogram (ECG) patch for additional monitoring.

Researchers presented their findings at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session and Expo on Saturday. "We are proud to work with Stanford Medicine as they conduct this important research and look forward to learning more about the impact of Apple Watch alongside the medical community," Apple COO Jeff Williams said. "We hope consumers will continue to gain useful and actionable information about their heart health through Apple Watch," he added.

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