A much more life-saving use than we thought.
According to a recent study, the Apple Watch would be able to detect a heart attack occurring in its wearer, reports
The study, conducted by American researchers and published on August 4 in the
Texas Heart Institute Journal
, confirms this medical capacity of the connected watch from Apple.
Models ranging from Series 4 to Series 7 are affected, due to the sensors they have.
Several lives already saved
Indeed, electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors record the wearer's heart rate.
The researchers confirm that the detection of a heart attack (or myocardial infarction) can thus be made at a very early stage, as soon as the first symptoms appear.
The study follows several incidents in which the victim's Apple Watch enabled either his rescue or the diagnosis of a disease hitherto unseen.
According to scientists, the ECG sensors of the connected watch should also soon be able to detect heart pump failure, another heart disease.
The high-tech accessory obviously cannot be enough to diagnose such a disease.
If the Apple Watch can alert on a heart failure or abnormality, it must be confirmed by a doctor, who has much more precise tools to measure them.
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